Khama Billiat was clearly experiencing some discomfort before being substituted in the 88th minute during Kaizer Chiefs’ victory over Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus on Saturday.
The medical report confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that, “Khama has a hip adductor muscle strain.” Team physiotherapist David Milner adds, “He will be rested for two weeks to recover.”
George Maluleka missed the match against Elgeco due to an injury concern. “George has a hamstring muscle strain,” said Milner. “He will be out for one week.”
One of the goalscorers against Elgeco, Philani Zulu, is another concern. “Philani fractured a bone in his face,” revealed Milner, “he had to have minor surgery and we are awaiting the report to inform us the extent of the injury.”
Mulomowandau ‘Tower’ Mathoho is nursing an ankle injury sustained a fortnight ago and is currently in a plaster. Milner commented: “Tower will be in plaster for another three weeks before he starts with his rehabilitation program.”
A ray of hope from the medical room comes in the name of Ramahlwe Mphahlele. ‘Rama’ is recovering from a knee injury sustained two weeks ago.
“Rama has started rehabilitation on the knee,” updated Milner, “and is doing very well.”
Ryan Moon, meanwhile, is back in full training after recovering from a fracture under the eye socket.
And Joseph Molangoane is running better and, as Milner said, “We hope to have him back in the next four to six weeks.
“Mario Booysen was another concern from the Elgeco match, but he has been cleared to fully train from Wednesday.”