Injury time with Dr E - 15/03/07

It's that time of the week again, when we do the ward round from within the 'Beautiful Birds' camp!

With our next game in just under three weeks' time - Sunday, April 1 against Kaizer Chiefs FC - the medical staff has got just enough time to reduce the bed occupancy in 'Birds' 'casualty ward'.

The current medical report is as follows:

1. Mohamed Ouseb:
Has just started individual training sessions. Still far from being match fit.

2. Bjorn Gugger:
Diagnosis: Degenerative changes in left knee following lateral menisectomy 3-4 years ago.
Operation: Done on January 22, 2007.
Expected recovery date: End April 2007.

3. Tebogo Monyai:
Injured right leg on January 28, 2007.
Diagnosis: Fracture mid-tibia.
Operation: Done on January 30, 2007.
Expected recovery date: Out for the rest of the season.

4. Tsweu Mokoro:
Injured right knee on January 22, 2007.
Diagnosis: Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament sprain (confirmed by Ultrasound scan).
Responded well to treatment. Has now started training. Not yet match fit for this weekend.

5. Goodman Mazibuko:
Diagnosis: Left groin strain.
Treatment: Conservative management, responded well to treatment.
Opinion: Still undergoing treatment.

6. Ashley Opperman:
Diagnosis: Left groin strain.
Booked for Ultrasound scan.
Undergoing treatment.

Good news is that assistant coach Daniel 'Vader' Mophosho has been discharged from the hospital and is currently continuing recuperation at home.

Until next week,

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

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Sunday, April 1
Castle Premiership:
Swallows v Chiefs
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Saturday, April 7
Castle Premiership:
Celtic v Swallows
Kick-off: 3.45pm
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu Stadium

March 11
Castle Premiership
Won 2-0 v Wits
Venue: Bidvest Stadium

March 3
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Arrows
Venue: Germiston Stadium

February 24
Absa Cup
Lost 0-2 v Pirates
Venue: Olen Park

February 17
Castle Premiership
Lost 0-1 v Sundowns
Venue: Loftus Stadium

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