Cape Town - Orlando Pirates' clean bill of health has been
threatened by new injury concerns as five players are set to be sidelined.
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According to the clubs website following weeks of
rehabilitation and strength training, defenders Siyabonga Sangweni and Thabo
Matlaba reported back to full training towards the end of last week.
The other good news to come out of the medical department is
that of striker Lehlohonolo Majoro who has also been passed fit after
recovering from an ankle injury while on camp with the national team.
The return of Sangweni, Majoro and Matlaba will be welcomed
by the technical team however, according to the medical team, the likes of
Thabo Qalinge and Lucky Lekgwathi are still receiving treatment for their
Seanego is out with a broken bone in his foot. He will be
out for 6 weeks.
Thabo got injured in training after a heavy challenge in a
practice match. He has some swelling around his knee and will be monitored this
week to determine the next course of action.
Played in a practice match in the rain last week and when
moving for the ball he slid in the mud and pulled his adductor muscle in his
leg - still tender at the moment. He will be monitored this week.
Lucky is seeing an ankle specialist sometime this week to
assess the aggravated injury.
Suffering from an osteitis pubis injury in his hip - the
inflammation causes varying degrees of lower abdominal and pelvic pain. There
is no telling how long he will be out for, the injury recovery is similar to
that of the groin injury, where you just wait until the pain subsides.