Absa Premiership

Sundowns lose Arendse for 8 weeks

2017-03-28 11:53
Wayne Arendse (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender Wayne Arendse is set to miss a major part of the run in to the end of the domestic season due to an ankle injury.

The central defender tore ankle ligaments while playing against Kampala City Council in a first round second-leg Champions League match in Uganda last week.

He will reportedly be out for between six and eight weeks, which would see him missing the bulk of the domestic end of the season.

The 32-year-old admits it's a big setback, but is determined to work hard in order to overcome the injury as soon as possible.

"This is definitely not what I needed at this moment," he told KickOff

"I was feeling in great form and really wanted to keep on playing. But injuries happen to the best of players and I'll have to take it in my stride.

"Sometimes an injury looks much worse than what it really is and I'm hoping it will be the case this time round. That said, I would still have to work hard off the field to get back sooner."

Arendse also revealed that he has recently signed a two-year contract extension with the Brazilians, with the option to renew for a further year.

"I need to thank the Sundowns management and technical staff as well as the players for their love and support and for making this possible. I will always fight for the club as it has supported me well during my career," said the Cape Town-born defender.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Bloemfontein Celtic v Maritzburg United, Dr Molemela Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Black Leopards, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:00
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Baroka FC v Free State Stars, New Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Tuesday, 02 October 2018
Cape Town City v Wits, Cape Town Stadium 19:30
AmaZulu v Maritzburg United, King Zwelithini Stadium 19:30
Highlands Park v Kaizer Chiefs, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Polokwane City v SuperSport United, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.