The prognosis from the medical department is looking much better with the Mighty Buccaneers having gone through a gruelling week of back to back matches with the ABSA Premiership clash on Tuesday (against Chippa United) and most recently the CAF Confederations Cup match this past Saturday against AC Leopards.
Team Physiotherapist, John Williams says although there will always be cause for concern where players have had to continuously perform without a break for a long period, the number of injuries are on the decrease with Lehlohonolo Majoro & Ntsikelelo Nyauza being the only casualties from the past week of fixtures.
“There is cause for concern because the matches are rather frequent and as a result we have had to fast track the player’s rehabilitation in order to get them ready,” said Williams. “For instance where we would normally give a player an extra week beyond the prescribed recovery time, we now give them the exact time medically required to heal and or recover from an injury without jeopardising the player’s health”.
Nyauza (Knee) – Undergoing rehabilitation work. Will be monitored over the next 3-4 days.
Mhlongo (Knee) – Undergoing rehabilitation work. Currently on one crutch, started on Range Of Motion exercises.
Masuku (Ankle) – Has been cleared to start training with the rest of the team to regain fitness.
Phungwayo (Hamstring) – Still experiencing discomfort on knee. Undergoing strength exercises.
Matlaba (Hamstring) – Rehabilitation and edging closer to full training.