Absa Premiership

Pirates sweating on Qalinge and Lorch injuries

2018-07-25 07:53
Thabo Qalinge (Gallo)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates could be without Thabo Qalinge and Thembinkosi Lorch when they host newly-promoted Highlands Park on the opening day of the new Absa Premiership season.

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Both players are receiving treatment from the club's medical staff after they sustained injuries in recent pre-season friendlies.

Qalinge suffered a muscle abductor strain against Stellenbosch FC on Saturday, while Lorch took a knock to his knee in a clash with Cape Town City.

The duo are now considered doubtful for the visit of the National First Division champions to the Orlando Stadium on August 4.

A statement from Bucs read: "'Section' as he [Qalinge] is affectionately known, is still experiencing some discomfort and as a result he will continue working on his rehabilitation.

"The 25-year old Lorch limped off the pitch in Pirates' friendly match against Cape Town City, after sustaining a knock to the knee and has since been receiving treatment."

 

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