Bucs coach undergoes emergency op

PSL Lockdown News

The current lockdown has not gone too well for some, including an Orlando Pirates coach who had to undergo surgery after suffering an injury at home.

Pirates reserve team coach Glen Salmon has had an unfortunate past week in lockdown, hurting his back while trying to do some home improvements.

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This forced the former Bidvest Wits head of youth to go under the knife earlier this week and has subsequently been forced into bed rest, placing all his plans on ice.

"Ah, geez, it's so annoying hey. I went and bought paint and everything for the house, like I had so much to do and then I bloody had a slipped disc in my back," Salmon tells KickOff.com.

"What was it? Last Friday or Saturday. So, I ended up going to hospital on Sunday and then I had an op on Monday. So it's been beautiful.

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"I've now had to move all those plans, but I'm alright and just obviously having to take it easy. Otherwise, all is good."

This was not the first time the 42-year-old has had to endure the pain of a slipped disc, which he explained is what ultimately forced him into retirement eight years ago.

"This was what actually led me to retiring, because I said to myself, 'Listen, I'd rather be able to walk when I'm 50 than be in a wheelchair," he adds.

"So, this was another disc above [the one hurt at SuperSport United], but it's a weakness and I think it will come maybe every couple of years or so."

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