Injury Update: Makhaula Given the All-Clear

Orlando Pirates can confirm that midfielder Makhehlene Makhaula has been given the all-clear to resume training in the coming days, following his early withdrawal from the Nedbank Cup Round of 16 fixture against Hungry Lions at Orlando Stadium.

The 34-year-old had to be stretchered off the field just before halftime on Saturday after complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath. He was treated by the Club’s medical team with assistance from the medics and promptly transferred to Milpark Hospital for further medical treatment.

All necessary investigations have been conducted, and the player has since been discharged after consultation with a specialist.

Makhaula is scheduled to return to training on Wednesday, following assessment from the Pirates Medical Team. 

The player has revealed that he has been given a few days to rest before he can rejoin his teammates.

“I have been ordered to rest and have been taking it easy,” he said. “The coach and the team doctor will advise on how quickly I can rejoin the team, but I’m feeling 100% and ready to go.”

Pirates’ next fixture is a DStv Premiership encounter with Sekhukhune United taking place at the New Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, 30 March.

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