Absa Premiership

Khune to bounce back

2015-02-23 14:01
Itumeleng Khune (Supplied)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune should be back in training on Tuesday and available for AmaKhosi’s Champions League game this weekend.

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Making only his second start for the club after a five month injury lay-off, Khune was forced off the field during Saturday’s 4-0 Nedbank Cup win over Edu Sport after a collision with team-mate Morgan Gould left the keeper with several nasty gashes in the ribcage area.

But the injury is not thought to be serious, with Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter expecting the former Bafana Bafana captain to make a swift recovery.

"He got a knee in his back. With back injuries it can be delicate but it doesn't seem serious,” Baxter said after Saturday’s game.

“It seems very painful now but I think it will settle quite quickly.”

Chiefs spokesman Vina Maphosa, meanwhile, confirmed that the shot stopper will soon be back in training.

“Following the collision with Gould, he complained about feeling dizzy,” Maphosa was quoted as saying by The Sowetan.

“We took him to the medical room inside the stadium. The scan showed he has bruises, but we should get full results [on Monday]. He should be back in training on Tuesday.”

Chiefs' next game is on Saturday, when they take on Botswana outfit Township Rollers away from home in a CAF Champions League tie.

Khune took to his personal Instagram account to confirm that all is well after his x-ray scan:

I just did an X-RAY and all is good #GODisGREAT ?? #32

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