The AmaKhosi skipper sprained his ankle moments before his team's Caf Champions League clash against Muculmana at the Moses Mabhida Stadium last SaturdayKaizer Chiefs have confirmed that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will be out for some time after the latest scan revealed this morning (Tuesday) that he injured his ligament.
Khune missed his team's Caf Champions League game against Muculmana last weekend, and he's since been ruled out of the Bafana clash against Brazil on Wednesday night.
"Khune sustained an injury to the outside of the leg just above the ankle," reported team Physio Dave Milner. "He had a sonar which showed a ligament above the ankle holding the two (2) bones together has been injured. He underwent a scan this morning which confirmed the damage to the ligament," he added.
The 26-year-old Khune will certainly remain behind when Chiefs travel to Mozambique to play Muculmana in the second leg of the Champions League this weekend, but it is at this stage unknown how long he will be on the sidelines although reports suggest that he could be out for up to four weeks.
"He will be placed in a boot for the remainder of this week to allow it to settle whereafter his rehabilitation will start. As soon as the rehab has started we will issue out the update about Khune's recovery progress," concluded Milner.
Coach Stuart Baxter and his technical team will have to decide on whether to use Reyaad Pieterse or Brilliant Khuzwayo for this weekend's encounter.
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