Kabelo Mahlasela suffers injury on first Kaizer Chiefs training session

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Mahlasela signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Amakhosi earlier this week, but he finds himself sidelined with a knee injury

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kabelo Mahlasela has picked a knee injury just three days after signing with the club from Bloemfontein Celtic

According to the Soweto giants, the 26-year-old saw his knee get into 'a bad position after an unlucky tackle' on his first training session with his new teammates. 

Amakhosi physiotherapist David Milner said Mahlasela's unjury is similar to the one Ramahlwe Mphahlele had in September 2016. Rama subsequently missed the remainder of 2016, and only rejoined his teammates at the training grounds towards the end of the year. 

Chiefs affirmed that Mahlasela had no injury concerns and passed his medical tests prior to signing on the dotted line.

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“His knee got into a bad position after an unlucky tackle,” Milner told the Amakhosi website. 

“He’s injured a meniscus inside the knee joint. The injury is similar to the one Ramahlwe Mphahlele had," he concluded. 

The club further revealed that Mahlasela will see a specialist and undergo more tests on Monday, with an updated on the injury expected on Tuesday.