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'Injury Time' with Dr E - 14/12/07


Happy days are here again! Ivan Winstanley and Mark Haskins' return to full fitness means just four 'Beautiful Birds' players are still out with injuries.

Such has been the undesirable state of affairs with our injury records over the past season or so that four players on the injury list is actually a considered reasonable. This comes as good news indeed, ahead of our league match against AmaZulu on Sunday.

The full 'Birds' ward round is as follows:

1. Cecil Oerson:
Diagnosis: Grade 3A tear of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus, right knee.
Investigations: Diagnosis confirmed by an MRI scan done September 17.
Surgery: Arthroscopic repair on September 26.
He will be out until end December 2007.

2. 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.

3. Tebogo Monyai:
Operations:
- Open reduction and internal fixation of right tibia (leg bone) following a fracture in January 2007.
- Chondroplasty (arthroscopy) right knee in April 2007.
- Right groin operation (Gilmores' groin) in April 2007.
Has been doing individual training for the past two-three weeks.
Accidentally twisted his right knee in the gym on October 23, with a resultant swelling thereof.
Opinion: Still not fit.

4. George Hummel:
He had a left tibia operation late in 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.
Date of operation: November 19, 2007.
Opinion: Will be out until end January 2008.

Till next week!

Cheers,

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

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February 23
Absa Premiership:
Golden Arrows v Swallows
KO: 3.30pm
Venue: King Zwelithini

February 27
Absa Premiership:
Sundowns v Swallows
KO: 7.30pm
Venue: Loftus Stadium

February 20
Absa Premiership:
Lost 1-4 v Santos
Venue: Olen Park Stadium

February 13, 2008
Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-3 v Pirates
Venue: Olen Park Stadium

December 21, 2007
Absa Premiership:
Lost 0-1 v Wits
Venue: BidVest Stadium

December 16
Absa Premiership:
Won 3-2 v AmaZulu
Venue: Germiston Stadium

December 12
Absa Premiership:
Won 2-0 v FS Stars
Venue: Goble Park

December 9
Absa Premiership:
Won 6-2 P Stars
Venue: Germiston Stadium

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