Cape Town - The severity of Rivaldo Coetzee and Mosa Lebusa’s injuries will be discovered when the defensive duo undergo scans on Tuesday.
Lebusa, who has been at the club since 2012, was the first player to limp off injured against Cape Town City in the second half of the game on Friday evening. The Welkom-born full-back sustained a hamstring injury whilst in the middle of battling for the ball.
About 10 minutes later, Coetzee suffered a similar fate when he too was forced into an early substitution.
According to the club’s website, the 19-year-old's injury was sustained after completing a sliding challenge on the edge of the box, and his exit meant that Jucie Lupeta was introduced into the game.
The knock came as a massive blow to the Kakamas defender, who had received a call-up to Bafana Bafana’s World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso earlier in the week.
His hamstring strain sparked initial fears that Coetzee would have to be withdrawn from the national team squad.
A decision, however, will only be made after the scans are completed and only once the club’s medical team is able to receive further information on the extent of each hamstring pull.Ajax Cape Town’s next fixture is three weeks away, and coach Roger de Sa is hoping that the 18-day break will provide enough time for the duo to recover in time to face Kaizer Chiefs on 15 October.