Absa Premiership

Arrows' Phiri suffers serious Achilles injury

2017-09-14 12:31
Danny Phiri (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Zambia international and Golden Arrows midfielder Danny Phiri faces up to eight months on the sidelines for both club and country after picking up an Achilles injury with Abafana Bes'thende.

The 28-year-old, who featured in 24 Premiership games in his first season in Durban in 2016/17, has reportedly already undergone surgery in an attempt to fix the problem, and will likely begin his period of rehabilitation.

Arrows coach Clinton Larsen said, "He has suffered an Achilles tendon (injury). It happened in training. He was just about to run and take off and he pulled his Achilles tendon.

"These things happen. It’s part of the game. Normally, it could be six to eight months (out). It just depends on the player, depends on the recovery, depends on how the operation is done.

"So, we’ll just wait and see in the second half of the season whether he’ll be back or not."

The player was sent off in his team's MTN8 opening game to Bidvest Wits and was then suspended for the following two matches against Ajax Cape Town and Bloemfontein Celtic. It appears there is a good chance he may not feature again in 2017/18 for Larsen's men.

Meanwhile Arrows ran out 3-1 victors over Wits in a PSL clash at the Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.

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