“Midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala has suffered an adductor muscle injury,” team physiotherapist Dave Milner told Chiefs’ official website.
“He had a scan which showed muscle damage. He should recover before our game against Golden Arrows in Durban on October 22.”
Read more on: Bukenya has age on his side, says Stuart BaxterThe midfielder's injury occured during training on Tuesday at Naturena. Tshabalala will miss Chiefs Telkom Knockout round of 16 clash with Polokwane City, but will target a return to action in AmaKhosi's next PSL match against Golden Arrows on October the 22nd.
Chiefs will miss Tshabalala's creative influence from the middle of the park and will likely hand Siyabonga Nkosi a start on Saturday night. However, the injury to a key star displays the lack of depth in the defending league champion's reserves.
Gordon Igesund did not select Tshabalala in his Bafana Bafana squad to face Morocco on October 11th, but would have wanted the experienced player to help his young guns settle in the national team set-up, while "Shabba" should be a vital part of the squad which will target Chan glory next year.
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