The Maccabi Haifa striker was forced off the field 16 minutes into his international debut with fears of a dislocated collar bone.
Fortunately the injury was not as bad as it seems and the 22-year-old will be able to commence training in two weeks’ time following a rehabilitation programme.
“Not having an operation is quite a relief for me,” he tells KickOff.com. “I just have to go through rehab. If I had broken it, it would have slowed me down in terms of my peak and the momentum.
“So for now I hope the rehab goes well and that I will come back to full fitness.”
His fine form with the Israeli club saw Gordon Igesund hand him an immediate debut for South Africa and Ndlovu admits it wasn’t the most ideal of situations.
“At the time I got injured, I was really hurting because for me it was my first international cap and I got injured before I could prove my worth to the national team,” he says.
“But anyway I'm happy that the coach of the national team and his technical team were behind me all the time and I am grateful for the chance I got from them.”