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Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Petersen making progress with knee injury

Posted: 25 June 2015 Time: 19:03

Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper Brandon Petersen is making progress with his recovery from a serious knee injury.

Petersen had surgery on December 24 after tearing ligaments following a collision with Mamelodi Sundowns attacker Anthony Laffor four days earlier at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

The Brazilians went on to win the game 2-1, with Anssi Jaakkola coming on in place of Petersen.

"I went to see the doctor last week Thursday and he was very pleased with my progress," Petersen told his club's website.

"He said that I could start running and he’s giving me eight weeks to bulk up my leg. I’m feeling really positive and good to be able to run again and I can’t wait to get back on the field.”

Ajax medic Jantho Greyling is wary of rushing the player back prematurely.

"Brandon is doing exceptionally well and has come on in leaps and bounds with his progress. He has started jogging last week and will also be starting to join the other keepers on the field with some handling skills. He has been very disciplined with his rehab and it shows by the progress he is making. The strength in his leg is also looking good and he is getting stronger every day. 

"We will slowly but surely progress his load and see him back on the pitch in the not too distant future. We don’t want to really put a timeline on his return, because we need to make sure that he is 100 percent ready after a serious injury like that. But he will definitely be back this season."

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