Fri, 16 May 2008
Swallows to pile the misery on Wits ........ Swallows soar in Durban ........ 'Birds' set sights on AmaZulu ........ Chamanga flies out of the nest ........ Geyer out of action ........ Birds go down to SuperSport ........
'Injury Time' with Dr E - 16/05/2008

Moroka Swallows ace Brent Geyer has joined the list of injured 'Birds' players, but good news is that Goodman Mazibuko and Bevan Fransman have recovered from their respectivr injuries.

The 'Birds' ward round has thus been narrowed down to:

1. Brent Geyer:
He injured left knee on May 7 during practice/training match against Platinum Stars.
Diagnosis: MRI showed complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament(ACL), partial tear of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), small tear of meniscus.
Opinion: Booked for arthroscopic surgery late next week.
Out for at least six months.

2. Bjorn Gugger:
He underwent a lateral menisectomy on his left knee a few years ago. He subsequently suffered damages to the cartilage in that joint. Operation done in January 2007.
Opinion: He has been declared medically fit to train/play.

3. George Hummel:
He had a left tibia operation late 2006, following a troublesome stress fracture.
Played the last seven league matches of the 2006/2007 season, and has been training/playing this season without any adverse effects.
Started complaining of persistent left leg pains and a subsequent X-Ray done revealed a recurrence of the old fracture.
Operation: Revision surgery of left tibia. Fracture defect was bone-grafted on November 2007.
Opinion: Has been declared medically fit.

4. Lefa Tsutsulupa:
He injured his left groin last week.
Diagnosis: Mild groin strain (adductor tendinitis).
Opinion: Did not travel to the Amazulu match mid-week, due for late fitness test Friday.

Till next week,


Humbulani Ephraim Nematswerani
MBChB, MMedSc (Natal), DTM&H (Wits), FRSTM(UK)
Sports Physician/Travel Medicine Consultant
Moroka Swallows FC

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Absa Premiership
Swallows v Wits
Venue: Germiston
KO: 3pm

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Won 2-0?AmaZulu
Venue: Absa Stadium

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Absa Premiership
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Absa Premiership
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Absa Premiership
Lost 0-1?v P Stars
Venue: Olympia Park

Absa Premiership
Won 2-1?v Ajax CT
Venue: Germiston Stadium

April 6
Absa Premiership
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