Monyai suffers shin fracture


Monyai sustained his latest injury - a shin fracture - while as he was on the verge of sealing a deal with Santos.

“I am disappointed but not discouraged by the new injury because all three doctors that I have consulted have said that it is not too severe. So there is really no need to worry like I did the last time.

“The good thing is that it is not the same leg as the last time. I will be out for 3-4 months, but the doctors have told me that I can start jogging in seven weeks.

“I am glad that this injury doesn’t call for an operation like I had initially thought,” says Monyai, while recalling how the latest injury happened.

“It was at a Wednesday training session and Koena Mathopa tackled me hard during a practice match. I took it on the shin. Earlier that day I had already agreed to terms with the club but I was only going to sign on Friday. The coach and management were disappointed when I picked up the injury but the verbal agreement that we have apparently still stands, so there is a good chance that I might go back to Santos.

“The coach told me that he would see me again when I recover because I am a free agent and can join at anytime. But things happen for a reason. It is sad that players who are committed to the game like me are not lucky,” says the 28-year-old, who only played three games for Swallows.