SuperSport United defender Thabo September set to return
Posted: 7 December 2010 Time: 6:56 am
SuperSport United defender Thabo September could make a surprise return to the starting line-up against Platinum Stars in a League encounter at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday.
September started full training sessions with the rest of the team last week and is taking each day as it comes. Following an arthroscopic operation on the knee (a procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat joint problems) which spanned for a 12 week period where September attended five sessions with the doctor, the defender is closer to a full recovery. Speaking to KickOff.com, September was at a loss for words as he told of his steady recovery from the troubled knee, which has often side-lined him in key matches. "I'm training a full session again," he says. "I'm getting back slowly, but I still have a minor pain in my knee, which is a bit uncomfortable," says September. The 28-year-old central defender will start on the bench; but he says that he would be thrilled just to kick the ball. "It feels like a new lease of life just to train with everybody. I'm still doing my rehab on the side but I can't help being excited; it's a great relief," says the Knysna-born defender. Tottenham-bound defender Bongani Khumalo and target man Glen Salmon are also back in full training. September was given a rare run in a friendly match against Jomo Cosmos last week. "I've had great sessions in training and we will see what the coach decides," he adds.