With the second half of the season is in full swing, the matches are coming thick and fast for the teams in the ABSA Premiership and with that the ominous cloud of injury woes soon hangs over most clubs.
OPFC.com caught up with the first team Physiotherapist, John Williams for an injury update from the Bucs camp.
“Things are looking up for us we don’t have any serious injuries to report and all the players who were previously reported injured are either on the mend or have fully recovered,” said Williams. “Some of the players resumed training today and the rest should be back in a matter of weeks.”
“He had previously suffered from fracture from his left foot. He started to train on his own as part of his rehabilitation in January. He started fully training with the team on Monday.”
“Patrick has been suffering from a strain of his MCL (Medial Cruciate Ligament). He started training with the team as part of his rehabilitation in early February – and he too also started fully training with the team Monday.”
“Thabo has been experiencing some discomfort on his foot. He was given time off the day after our win over Tornado FC in the Nedbank Cup. Fortunately, his X-rays came back clear and revealed nothing wrong. He started running earlier in the week and although the pain had subsided he still felt uncomfortable. He was assessed again yesterday and completed training with minimal complaint.”
“Lucky was suffering from a torn metatarsal ligament on his right foot. He underwent surgery on the injured foot and has since started training with light jogging. There we no complaints of discomfort or pain from him at this point in time.”