Phakaaathi Reporter
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17 Oct 2017
11:31 am

Jele set to miss Stars clash

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates defender Happy Jele looks set to miss Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash against Platinum Stars at the FNB Stadium.

Happy Jele of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

According to a statement issued by the Bucs medical team, the 30-year-old suffered a knock to his Achilles tendon, and is currently receiving treatment with the strength and conditioning team.

“As it stands it looks like Jele will not be ready in time for the match on Wednesday.

“The centre back is still experiencing some discomfort, and as a result, he will continue working on his rehabilitation,” the statement continued.

Meanwhile, defender-cum-midfielder Gladwin Shitolo continues to work his way back to full fitness after suffering a minor setback after picking up an injury in a friendly match last week.

Shitolo has been out of action for most part of the season due to a muscular injury.

According to Stephan Plummer, rehab specialist, “Shitolo is scheduled to start his final phase of rehab this week. He received a bad knock to his quad in the friendly game last week [October 7]. We have been focusing on physiotherapy for the past week”.