Despite the advanced medical techniques to deal with injuries football players suffer, it seems a PSL star’s career won’t be saved from a horror injury he suffered.
GladAfrica Championship Cape Umoya United star Gabriel Nyoni has shed some light on the horrific injury he suffered in the team’s 0-0 stalemate against Richards Bay in February, which ended up with him having to undergo a a serious surgery.
And following his successful operation, the 28-year-old Zimbabwean star has revealed that any hopes of him returning to action heavily relies on his medical practioners. He also indicated that doctors have put screws in his leg to try to fix his leg.
“The pain has significantly gone down. I will get into my second surgery soon to remove the screws and wires. Doctors are saying it might be the end of my career, because they put screws in the foot,” Nyoni revealed to KickOff.com.
Nyoni was injured when he went up challenging for 50/50 ball with a Richards Bay defender, but the defender in question unfortunately landed on his foot causing the career-threatening injury.
The former Maritzburg United star has since revealed how long he will be out for, saying the procedure takes longer to heal, as he needs to return to his doctors after six months for an update.
“No, that is just procedure for a Lisfranc foot injury. Expecting to be out for one year to one year and a half. After six months they will assess if I will be able to continue with football or not,” he said.
What are your thoughts on this unfortunate injury Nyoni has suffered. Does this perhaps serve as a warning to footballers that careers can end at any given time therefore they should always be prepared for life after football?