Johannesburg - Itumeleng Khune could be sidelined for up to two months following a stress fracture to his ankle.
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According to Soccer Laduma, Khune underwent a scan on his ankle which revealed the stress fracture to Khune's ankle. There is now major concern that the injury could keep the Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs captain out of action for as long as eight weeks.
The national team's medical staff have confirmed the bad news when revealing that Khune had suffered a Grade 3 stress fracture to his ankle.
Khune was expected to be announced as captain of Bafana Bafana, leaving new coach Shakes Mashaba having to choose another option.
The injury is now likely to keep the goalkeeper out of the much anticipated MTN8 final clash against arch-rivals Orlando Pirates on September 20.
Shakes Mashaba has called upon Darren Keet to fill the void left by Khune with Senzo Meyiwa likely to be the first-choice goalkeeper when South Africa take on Sudan and Nigeria.
Bafana will take on Sudan in Khartoum on Friday, September 5 at 19:00 SA time, before hosting Nigeria on Wednesday, September 10 (20:00) at the Cape Town Stadium in their first two 2015 AFCON qualifiers.
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