Khama Billiat

Khama Billiat might have featured in the black and gold for the last time. Photos: Backpagepix

Khama Billiat undergoes surgery, unlikely to return this season

Has Khama Billiat played his last match for Kaizer Chiefs? The striker has undergone surgery that will keep him out for the season.

Khama Billiat

Khama Billiat might have featured in the black and gold for the last time. Photos: Backpagepix

Khama Billiat’s chances of featuring for Kaizer Chiefs again this season are looking bleak.

Khama Billiat undergoes surgery

Kaizer Chiefs coach Arthur Zwane has revealed that Billiat has undergone surgery on a groin tear.

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Khama Billiat of Kaizer Chiefs during the DStv Premiership. Photo:Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Chiefs had been hopeful of a return before the end of the month, but that was when they believed that Billiat could rehab the injury through rest and physio.

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Billiat is part of a duo of Kaizer Chiefs forwards to go under the knife with Zwane also revealing that Nkosingiphile Ngcobo has undergone surgery.

Khama Billiat out for the season

Zwane issued an update on team fitness ahead of the club’s visit to Mbombela Stadium to face TS Galaxy.

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“We lost two of our right-backs in the same game. Reeve (Frosler) has gone for an operation so he’s going to be out for at least six weeks. 

“Khama (Billiat) has also gone for surgery, as has Nkosingiphile Ngcobo,” Zwane said. 

“Cole (Alexander) is still not ready to come back. He started jogging this week.”

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Zwane admits that the current injury crisis is a grave concern for Kaizer Chiefs.

“We have never had such a situation in the team and it is quite disturbing,” he says, “but it’s part of the game and we’re not going to dwell on it and complain. We still have playing personnel that can go out and execute the plan.”

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Kaizer Chiefs Club physio David Milner added further detail regarding the nature of the injuries. 

Milner also had a prognoses for the return to action of the players mentioned by Coach Zwane. 

He confirmed that Khama Billiat is out for the season.

“Currently, our injury list consists of Khama Billiat, who had surgery to repair a torn groin muscle. He’ll be out for the rest of the season. Nkosingiphile Ngcobo tore a thigh muscle and needed quite extensive surgery on it. He’ll be out for about three to four months.

“Reeve Frosler had a fracture to his jaw which then had to get wired together. He’ll be out for between six and eight weeks.Dillan Solomons dislocated his left shoulder. It looks like he’ll be able to be treated conservatively and we expect him to be back in four to six weeks.”

Khama Billiat is among the Amakhosi players whose contract will expire in June 2023.