Kaizer Chiefs defender Lorenzo Gordinho has become the latest player to join the club’s long injury list after suffering a hand fracture.
Amakhosi are already missing several key players, including captain Itumeleng Khune and Bafana pair Eric Mathoho and Raamahlwe Mphahlele.
The 24-year-old, who rejoined the club this month after a year-long loan spell at Bloemfontein Celtic, becomes the latest casualty as the club revealed on Wednesday that he is set to undergo surgery, and will miss tonight’s league tie against AmaZulu.
It is still yet unclear how long he will be on the sidelines, but coach Ernst Middendorp said he was hoping to have him, along with other injured players, back in no time.
“It’s unfortunate Lorenzo Gordinho is ruled out with a hand fracture. We are still waiting for Ramahlwe Mphahlele to return to full fitness as well,” the German said in the club’s website.
“We hope to not have Lorenzo out for too long. There’s still a bit of time required to have Joseph Molangoane, Itumeleng Khune, Philani Zulu and Mulomowandau Mathoho return to action.”Ernst Middendorp
Kaizer Chiefs face off against AmaZulu at King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday night, before resuming rivalries with Zambian champions, ZESCO United, whom they trail 3-1 in their two-legged Caf Confederations Cup playoff tie.
The Glamour Boys are currently sixth on the league table, having collected just 24 points in 17 matches.