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Wits' Dor To Be Slammed Shut

Wits' impact player Graeme Dor knows that every game he plays from now could be his last for the year.
 
The 19-year-old has been influential for Wits as a 'supersub' this season, twice coming off the bench to score decisive goals which have been crucial in the Johannesburg side securing their first-ever Varsity Cup semifinal.
 
Despite this he has not started a single game this season, and he revealed that the reason is an ongoing injury concern which means he battles to play for more than 30 minutes at a time.
 
This chronic knee injury means that he will have to take six months off football completely in order to try and get to a stage where he can play a more regular role for Wits.
 
"I have Patella Tendonitis, which means that the knee tendon has been broken down or worn away which makes it difficult to run and jump," he said.
 
Despite having to take some time out from the game, Dor is hopeful that he will be able to get his knee sorted and play a bigger role for Wits next year.
 
"I am onlt 19 and I would like to go further with my football so hopefully we can get it fixed," he said.
 
Looking ahead to the semifinal which will see Wits play away against either UWC or UP-Tuks depending of the outcome of Thursday's clash between NWU-Pukke and TUT, Dor said he would prefer to face the defending champions in the play-offs.
 
"We managed to beat Tuks on their home ground and UWC have a reputation for being difficult to beat on their home ground and we have never played them there," he explained.
 
Wherever they play dor will once again play a role from the bench as Wits look to qualify for a historic first Varsity Football final.

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