Mamelodi Sundowns physiotherapist Sakhi Ngwevela says striker Mauricio Affonso is recovering well from injury in his homeland Uruguay.
The 28-year-old former Alianza Lima frontman impressed in patches for
Downs since his arrival, netting a brace in the 2-1 Telkom Knockout Cup
final against Maritzburg United.
But he underwent an ankle operation in March before heading back home
prior to the lockdown in South Africa as a result of the coronavirus.
Ngwevela told the Daily Sun: "I last spoke to him this past Monday
via WhatsApp and according to him, he’s feeling good and rehabilitation
is going well.
"Owing to the Covid-19 lockdown, his rehabilitation is being done by
video footage exchange. Let me add as well that he removed operation
stitches on his ankle two weeks ago in Uruguay.
"He's walking on crutches and his feet is touching the floor.
Initially, as the medical team, based on the PSL running smoothly, had
projected that he would join us when we returned for pre-season training
Ngwevela added that Sundowns will undertake their own tests upon Affonso's return.
"There are many things that need to be done on a player before we can say he’s ready to return to play," he said.
"Things like medical tests, physical conditioning, physical tests
(joints and muscle flexibility). We still feel he'll join us in July.
We’re very confident."
- TEAMtalk media