Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho watched training from the sidelines on Tuesday morning owing to what David Milner described as, “Tower suffered a concussion during the fixture against Platinum Stars last week.”
The Kaizer Chiefs defender was involved in a head collision with Stars’ Bonginkosi Ntuli during the first half of the match played in Phokeng last Wednesday, 17 May.
“We observed him after the collision,” continued Milner. “We gave him a few minutes in the second half but had to substitute him (55’) as a precaution.”
Tower will miss Saturday’s match against Bidvest Wits. The Glamour Boys will tackle the Clever Boys at FNB Stadium (Kick-off at 15:00).
Still in the medical room, Sibusiso Khumalo limped off the field during Monday’s training session. “Sbu is still struggling with his knee injury,” confirmed Milner. “We will continue to assess him, but he will not take part in the Wits game on Saturday.”
Siyanda Xulu has joined the medical room after suffering a groin strain. The defender is therefore also ruled out of this Saturday’s match.
Brilliant Khuzwayo is involved in rehabilitation at the moment and he is making a steady recovery. “We are happy with Khuzwayo’s progress to full fitness,” reported Milner. The goalkeeper is making a return from an ankle surgery.