Ajax Cape Town injury update: Morris side-lined for another month, Mayambela sits out training
Posted: 8 September 2016 Time: 16:09
South Africa Under-23 international Tashreeq Morris faces another month on the side-lines, having not yet recovered from an injury he suffered at this year’s Rio Olympics.
The 22-year-old picked up a serious groin injury while on national duty, with club coach Roger de Sa revealing that the young talent still faces a month out of action as he slowly recovers.
“It’s a horrible, irritating and deep groin injury, which is quite common,” De Sa explained to reporters.
“It’s known as Gilmore’s groin, which we call a sportsman’s groin – he picked that up at the Olympics with the national team.
"He hasn’t shaken that off yet; he has had two scans already and it’s still inflamed, so it’s just continuous work with him to get him right, a lot of physiotherapy and strengthening and so on.
“From the meeting we had with the doctor this morning, he’ll probably only be fully fit in four weeks’ time.”
Meanwhile, new signing Mark Mayambela sat out of training as a precaution, following an injury scare in a training match against Milano earlier in the week, yet should return by the weekend.
“Mark sat out of training today as a precautionary measure after suffering a hamstring injury in a training match on Tuesday,” De Sa added.
“But we pulled him out of that game just in time, and he should be back training with us by Sunday.”
As earlier reported on KickOff.com, Bafana Bafana striker Prince Nxumalo has returned following his hamstring injury and should be available for Ajax’s home clash against Orlando Pirates next week Tuesday.