SuperSport United have confirmed that last season’s PSL Golden Boot winner Bradley Grobler has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
It has been a stop-start season for Grobler who finished as the league’s top scorer on 16 goals last season.
This campaign, the 33-year-old played just 10 games in all competitions for Matsatsantsa and has scored just one goal, with injuries as well as suspension contributing to his absence from coach Kaitano Tembo’s side.
Now, the latest news reaching the Siya crew is that Grobler has now been ruled out for the rest of the campaign, with the striker requiring surgery as confirmed by the club’s CEO, Stan Matthews.
“We were still waiting for the full scans and diagnosis, but the early indications are that he is going to require surgery and he is definitely out for a long period of time and looking at the season and the way it is, we are not going to rush him back and squeeze him into two or three games this season,” Matthews told the Siya crew.
“We've got to try now and make sure that he has a full season next year and be a contributor for us, so for these games now we have got to take the view that he has to do his rehab properly and have his surgery. In terms of how quickly he can be back, we haven’t gotten an indication from the surgeon but it is not looking good and we are not gonna rush Bradley back and it is something we have to deal with as a club.”
In his absence, Thamsanqa Gabuza who has been linked with an exit from the club will lead the line for the Tshwane outfit for the remainder of the 2021/22 season.