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SuperSport United's Jeremy Brockie will play through the pain

Posted: 10 December 2016 Time: 12:52

SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie will play through the pain with a ruptured ligament.

Brockie suffered the injury after being on the receiving end of a bad tackle by Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals last month.

"I think it’s going to be a long time before I recover fully from it. The ligament is completely ruptured and it’s not an injury that you can snap your fingers and everything is back to normal," says Brockie, whose side will battle Cape Town City tonight for TKO honours at Peter Mokaba Stadium.

"I would just have to manage it and there’s plenty of rehab that needs doing in the mid-season break coming up."

Meanwhile, the New Zealand international expects the City Boyz to offer some stern competition when the action kicks off at 18h00 in Polokwane. Both clubs are in fine form, as Matsatsantsa are unbeaten in 14 games, while Absa Premiership leaders City are undefeated in nine.

"It’s not going to be easy and Cape Town City are flying right now and they’ve got a couple of players who are on form. We need to make sure that we keep them quiet and I think the rest will take care of itself. Hopefully by the time the final whistle blows SuperSport are lifting the trophy.

"Having said that, I don’t think the league form has much to do when it comes to a cup final. Both teams have earned their right to be in the final. So it is a matter of taking the chances on the day and making sure that you are on top of your game, from the players on the field all the way to the players on the bench."

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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