Fri, 07 Mar 2008
Stars aligning for Swallows? ........ Gorowa - 'Be careful of Thanda' ........ Injury Time' with Dr E - 07/03/2008 ........ VW help the 'Beautiful Birds' ........ 'Birds' fly over Leopards ........ 'We are not favourites yet!' ........
'Injury Time' with Dr E - 22/02/2008

Cecil Oerson (surgical repair of meniscus, right knee), Edward Malinga (medial collateral ligament sprain, right knee), Vincent Kobola (patellar tendinopathy, right knee) and Patrick Thwala (medial collateral ligament sprain, right knee) are all fit and have been training without any adverse effects.
The 'Birds' ward round has been narrowed down to:
1. Bjorn Gugger:
Had 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: Out for this weekend.
2. Tebogo Monyai:
Operations: - Open reduction and internal fixation of right tibia ( lleg bone) following a fracture in Jan 2007.
????????????????? - Chondroplasty (arthroscopy) right knee in April 2007.
????????????????? - Right groin operation(Gilmores' groin) in April 2007.
He has been training but not fit for this Saturday.
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 yesterday revealed a recurrence of the old fracture.
Operation: Revision surgery of left tibia. Fracture defect was bone-grafted.
Date of operation: 19 Nov 2007.
Opinion: Unfit.
4. Siphesihle Ngobese:
He has been struggling with persistent, niggling pains on his right knee for the past five months or so.
Diagnosis: Patellar tendinopathy, right knee.
Opinion: Still undergoing rehab. Expected to start training on February 24, 2008.
Till next week.
Humbulani Ephraim Nematswerani
Sports Physician/ Travel Medicine Consultant
Moroka Swallows FC

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March 9
Absa Premiership:
Swallows v Thanda
Venue: Olen Park
KO: 3.30pm

March 15
Nedbank Cup
Swallows v African Warriors
Venue: Germiston Stadium
KO: 8pm

March 23
Absa Premiership
Cosmos v Swallows
Venue: Mehlareng Stadium
KO: 3.30pm

March 5
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

March 2
Absa Premiership
Won 3-1 v Celtic
Venue: Johannesburg Stadium

February 27
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

February 23
Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-1 v Arrows
Venue: King Zwelithini

What did you think of Swallows' performance against Platinum Stars?

The guys were marvellous!
Very good indeed
We need more peformances like this one