Orlando Pirates have provided an update on Wayne Sandilands’ injury situation, ahead of the team’s crucial match against Bidvest Wits this afternoon.
Eyebrows were raised on Monday, during Bucs’ Absa Premiership match against Mamelodi Sundowns, after the shot-stopper was substituted halfway through the second half appearing to be seriously injured.
However, Bucs have confirmed to the Siya crew through the club’s media officer Thandi Merafe that all is well about Sandilands, indicating that the 35-year-old could be in contention for selection for coach Milutin Sredojevic’s side today.
“What happened there is that he had a gash to his upper lip, which was treated. But when that happened he lost blood and that led to him feeling light-headed and that’s why he couldn’t finish the match. It wouldn’t have been professional for him to continue playing when he wasn’t sure about his health,” confirmed Merafe.
The Bucs official lauded Siyabonga Mpontshane, who came in for Sandilands around the 66th minute of the match, for his contribution during their 0-0 draw against the log leaders.
“We are grateful that Mpontshane came in and did the job. He played the match well and finished the job. Regarding Wayne, he is not injured per se, because it was only that cut and he had a couple of days for it to heal. So, he’s not injured, it was just a cut,” added Merafe.