Ajax Cape Town to be without Toriq Losper and Shane Saralina for up to two months due to injury
Posted: 3 August 2017 Time: 15:12
Ajax Cape Town have revealed Toriq Losper and Shane Saralina will both be sidelined for around eight weeks after picking up injuries in training.
Losper only recently returned to fitness after recovering from a knee injury, although he has now suffered a further setback after picking up a labrum tear of his hip joint.
“Unfortunately ‘Tokkie’ [Losper] got injured during training, we performed an MRI scan on him yesterday [Wednesday] and it revealed that he has got a labrum tear of his hip joint, and that will again sideline him for quite a while,” Ajax's head of medical Jantho Greyling told the club's website.
“It is quite a serious injury so the doctors prescribed that we treat it conservatively for now and then we will reassess the situation after four weeks, but he will definitely miss the start of the season and be on the sidelines for at least about eight weeks – if not longer.
“Depending what the scan in four weeks says, and if that labrum has healed by itself, otherwise surgery will be needed."
Saralina, meanwhile, suffered a high-grade partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his knee.
“Shane also got injured during training last week and he has a high grade partial tear of the medial collateral ligament of his knee, which will restrict him to the sidelines for approximately eight weeks,” Greyling added.