Mabunda picked up a shoulder problem during the first leg of their CAF Champions League clash against Kampala City Council Authority in Tshwane on Friday, which saw the Brazilians labour to a 2-1 victory.
The Bafana Bafana midfielder has since joined the likes of Khama Billiat and Denis Onyango in the Sundowns infirmary.
Head coach Pitso Mosimane has now confirmed he might bring in Lucky Mohomi to replace Mabunda for the game against Rise and Shine tomorrow [19h30 ko] as he looks ahead to the return fixture against Kampala.
"Mabunda is struggling with his shoulder and we might save him for Kampala. Maybe we bring in Lucky or Teko [Modise, against Polokwane]. We have options. Bangaly [Soumahoro] can also play there,” said Mosimane.