'Injury Time with Dr E' - 18/04/07

Good news from the 'Beautiful Birds' nest is that the injury list is slowly dwindling! However, the number of injury diagnoses with Tebogo Monyai seems to be sky-rocketing.

Tebogo, you will recall, suffered a fractured right tibia and he underwent an operation on January 30 this year.

Last year he was treated conservatively and successfully rehabilitated for left goin strain. For the past four weeks, or so, he has been complaining of persistent, niggling left groin pains and intermittent locking of the right knee.

After careful consultations and investigations with our Sports Orthopaedic Surgeons a week ago, it was decided that he needed to have arthroscopy and chondroplasty of the right knee, as well as a left groin repair.

These two operations were done on Monday, April 16 and generally take about a month or two to heal, so his overall recovery period will not be prolonged.
The club's full medical report reads as follows:
1. Mohamed Ouseb:

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

3. Tebogo Monyai:
Injured right leg on January 28.
Diagnosis: Fracture mid-tibia. Operation done on January 30.
Operations for the right knee and left groin were done on April 16.
Expected recovery date: Out for the rest of the season.

4. Goodman Mazibuko:
Diagnosis: Left groin strain.
Treatment: Conservative management, responded well to treatment.
Opinion: Still undergoing treatment. Out for this weekend.

5. Mokhasi:
Diagnosis: Right tibia contusion (knock). Right ankle sprain.
Opinion: Out for three weeks.

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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- Reserve League update - 23/04/07

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Friday, May 11
Castle Premiership:
Santos v Swallows
Kick-off: 8pm
Venue: Athlone Stadium

Sunday, May 20

Castle Premiership:
Swallows v SuperSport 
Kick-off: 3pm
Venue: Germiston Stadium

April 28
Castle Premiership:
Won 3-2 v Maritzburg
Venue: Germiston Stadium

April 21
Castle Premiership:
Drew 0-0 v AmaZulu
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April 8
Castle Premiership
Won 3-1 v Celtic
Venue: Seisa Ramabodu

April 1
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Drew 1-1 v Chiefs
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March 11
Castle Premiership
Won 2-0 v Wits
Venue: Bidvest Stadium

March 3
Castle Premiership
Won 1-0 v Arrows
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