After missing 21 matches in all competitions so far, Orlando Pirates fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Vincent Pule back in action following his latest injury setback.
Injury has meant that Pule has played just seven games for the Buccaneers this season, with the pacey winger’s road to recovery taking an unexpected twist.
Just last week, the club issued an update on the 29-year-old, stating that he was back in training and working his way back into the matchday squad.
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But, speaking to the media ahead of the Soweto Derby, Pirates coach Fadlu Davids revealed that Pule’s road to recovery had been derailed for at least another month following his latest injury relapse.
“He had a setback after getting the clearance. It was a tricky surgery that he had,” Davids said.
“We are taking it a step slow[er], a bit more of a cautious approach, because it is a muscle that has been operated on. Another three weeks of rehabilitation again and hopefully by the month of April, all goes well and he’ll be ready for selection.
“He was very close to coming back but had a slight setback so a cautious approach is now what is needed for him to pass his minimal standards in relation to his rehabilitation and hopefully we’ll have him back, I don’t want to put my head on the block, (but) by April or late March,” he added.
Pule last featured for Pirates in October last year in their one-all draw against Cape Town City in the first round of DStv Premiership action.
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