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.
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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.
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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