PSL

Van Heerden back in the mix for Bucs

2017-03-07 12:24
Marc van Heerden (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates defender Marc van Heerden is available again for selection after recovering from injury.

The former AmaTuks and AmaZulu player featured in two games since his mid-season signing from Chippa United, but subsequently sat out a couple of matches through an injury he picked up in the 2-1 defeat to Bidvest Wits on February 17.

But according to the Buccaneers website, the left-back is back in contention to play again and could feature on Tuesday night against SuperSport United.

And with another left-back, Patrick Phungwayo, a doubtful starter, this is especially good news for Bucs.

"Left-back Marc Van Heerden has returned to full training. The 28-year old has been given the green light by the Bucs medical team and will be available for selection for Tuesday night's league encounter against SuperSport United," read the statement.

"Van Heerden has missed Pirates' last two matches due to a grade one muscle (quad) tear in the league defeat to Bidvest Wits.

"Meanwhile, Patrick Phungwayo will undergo further assessment with the medical team after suffering a slight knock in the 1-all draw against Kaizer Chiefs at the weekend.

"Other players still on the mend include wingers Thabo Qalinge (back) and Thabo Rakhale (hamstring), who are still nursing their respective injuries.

"The duo are out of contention for any selection for a couple of weeks longer."

Kick off is at 19:30.

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