Chiefs star's future in fresh doubt

Premiership

The future of striker Leonardo Castro at Kaizer Chiefs has been thrown into fresh doubt following the Colombian's latest injury setback during Saturday's Soweto derby.

Castro's season had already been severely impacted by injury having made just six appearances to date.

The Colombian was introduced as a substitute at half-time but was then withdrawn just after the hour mark due to a hamstring injury.

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Fellow attacker Khama Billiat was also withdrawn due to what appeared to be a muscle injury.

"Both of those injuries are very disappointing because when you work at an elite club your biggest enemy is soft tissue injuries," Baxter said.

"We have two players in one game that both get hamstrings strains. This means there is something that is not right with our loading.

"So, both have hamstring injuries, I'm guessing they will not be training for a week at least.

"Leo is a bit worse because it pinged, Khama's was getting worse and stretched but I think we got him off in time.

Castro's future at Naturena will now come under increasing speculation with his current contract set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

The 32-year-old joined Chiefs from rivals Mamelodi Sundowns in January 2018 and is among the top earners at the club.

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