Kaizer Chiefs defender, Mulomowandau Mathoho, gave an update on his injury after he was ruled of action five weeks.
The 33-year-old suffered an injury during a friendly match against Amakhosi’s DDC team four weeks ago.
“We were playing a friendly match against the DDC team. I was sprinting, and when I tried to tackle the ball… the way I landed was bad,” the player told KaizerChiefs TV.
“I didn’t think about whether it was a groin or hamstring because both my legs were painful. But the rehab is going OK so far – I’ve been coming to the gym and doing my upper body. I’ve been out for three weeks now and the doctors were saying I will be out for four to five weeks. So far, I’m feeling much better and I’ve been jogging.”
With seven league matches remaining before the end of the season, Amakhosi are in direct competition with Supersport United and Orlando Pirates for the Caf Champions League spot.
Chiefs’ physiotherapist says the defender has been making good progress.
“It was a bit of an unfortunate injury where he fell badly and got injured,” Miller told KCTV. “Initially we were worried about the hip joints but after we did the scan it showed that the hip joint was clear.
“From the diet point of view we have to watch Erick’s weight a bit, he is one of our older players and what we tend find is little bit more difficult to manage weight in older players. He has had to have a lot of discipline and he has done well in that aspect where he has maintained his weight well.”
By Zola Doda