Permall’s injury responding positively

The Kaizer Chiefs medical team is positive new striker Shaun Permall will be back at training in two weeks.

Permall missed the BP Top Eight quarterfinal and the opening league match due to a groin injury and it was feared the striker could require operation to recover.

However, after a series of tests, Chiefs doctors concluded an operation would not be necessary since the injury was responding well to treatment.

Permall will start training with the team in two weeks and he could be back in action sooner than expected.

Still in the treatment room, captain Doctor Khumalo is out with a sprain ankle injury. The veteran midfielder sustained the injury while playing for South Africa in Iran. Khumalo is expected back in action in a week.

Justice Sithole, down with a hamstring injury, has been given four to five days to recover. The youngster will undergo a late fitness test ahead of the Wednesday home clash against Classic.

The good news about Daniel Matsau, who broke his leg in Iran, is that he could be back in action before the end of the season. Team physiotherapist David Milner said the broken shinbone could take less than six months to heal.