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Injury Latest: Sirino, Zwane & Two Others

There were concerns on the Mamelodi Sundowns bench when talisman Themba Zwane went off injured very early in their win over Maritzburg United on Wednesday night, and co-coach Manqoba Mngqithi has given an update.   

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“At this stage our diagnosis of the injury would not really help us, I think we decided to take him out early because we did not want to risk having more problems,” he told the media after their 2-0 DStv Premiership win.  

“But truth be told, I think we were all scared when we saw him because we thought it’s a very bad muscle injury. But according to him and the doctors it does not look like it’s a grade two, it can be a strain or a grade one, which would easily be sorted out, probably, within the week or seven to 10 days and we are hopeful he will be back very soon.”

Zwane joined three of his teammates who are on the mend in Gaston Sirino, who’s missed three games in a row, Kermit Erasmus and Sphelele Mkhulise.

“With Gaston it was a slight groin and Kermit was feeling a bit of discomfort on his ankle, but it’s not something big. I think they will be ready to help us in our match on Sunday,” was Mnqgithi’s injury update.  

“I think they will both be back, which might be a blessing in disguise given that you might not have Mshishi (Zwane) or (Sphelele) Mkhulise because of injuries or a suspension. But Mkhulise does not look bad, it’s just stiffness. Kermit wanted to play this match, but we felt we need him more going forward, we don’t want to risk it. It’s very important for us to use players that are fit enough to help the team.”

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