Kubeka to see specialist
Kubeka to see specialist

Posted in News on Feb 21, 2002.

Young defender Nhlanhla Kubeka could be sidelined for the reminder of the season with a groin injury, which almost delayed his Premiership debut.

Kubeka aggravated the injury in a league match against Black Leopards on February two and he will now be sent to a specialist to ascertain the extent of the injury.

"At the moment we cannot say anything," said team physiotherapist David Milner. "We will only know the seriousness of the injury once he has been examined by a specialist."

Kubeka was heartbroken on Thursday as he continued to watch from the sidelines while opponents did as they wish with Amakhosi. Chiefs lost their ninth game of the season against Golden Arrows on Wednesday.

"It's really painful," said Kubeka. "It would have been better if the team was doing well but right now we are battling and some of us are also injured.

"I really want to play but I can’t. The doctors told me I could make the injury worse if I rushed back. But with the current situation, I wish I could just go back to the field and help the team."

But Kubeka is not the only one in the treatment room. Marco Mthembu had sinuses infection that required operation and could only return next Wednesday against Ajax Cape Town.

Goalkeeper Brian Baloyi had a concussion, which ruled him out of the Arrows game and could only return over the weekend.

The final casualty is Isaac Mabotsa who picked a back spasm injury against Arrows and will be out for a number of weeks.

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