New Kaizer Chiefs striker Shaun Permall is set to miss the start of the season and the BP Top Eight quarterfinals with an injury, which could keep him out of the game for four weeks.
The former Ajax Cape Town marksman came to Amakhosi with groin and shoulder injuries and will be given three weeks to respond to medical treatment. If the striker does not show any improvement, he will see a specialist again and a decision will be taken then.
A groin operation could take close to eight months to heal but team physiotherapist David Milner it would not be necessary to operate. He said Permall has a good chance of recovering without any operation.
Meanwhile, coach Muhsin Ertugral said Nhlanhla Kubeka, who got a knock against Orlando Pirates in the Charity Cup, would be ready for action by Wednesday in time for the Premier League match against Wits.
Still in the treatment room, Nhlanhla Mathebula also got a knock at training and the coach said the injury did not look very good. However, the player is under careful medical treatment and the coach is hopeful that he could be ready by Saturday for the BP Top Eight clash against Ria Stars.