TS Galaxy FC skipper Given Msimango is set to miss the first part of the season because of an injury.
The 24-year-old who recently underwent a successful groin operation is likely to be out for eight to ten weeks.
“My injury is the groin. It is an injury on the lower part of the abdominal which connects your abs and pubic areas. It is part of the groin as well. It is not flamed. There is no inflammation and there are no tears. There are no major tears. It is just a small tear. It is below the abdominal. It is not a major injury. It is not a long-term injury. The doctor predicts that I’ll be out for a minimum of two months which is eight to ten weeks after completing the mobilisation. That’s more the less the injury that I have at the moment,” Msimango detailed.
Msimango was the youngest captain in the DStv Premiership last season.
“Injuries are always a setback. It is a major setback as I was looking forward to the new season. I wanted to play as many games as I could. I wanted to put myself in contention to be selected for major tournaments. It is all part of God’s plans at the moment. I’ve accepted that I’ll be out for the first part of the season. I trust that with God’s timing I’ll be back sooner rather than later. Setbacks are a great opportunity for comebacks. I’ll come back stronger and fitter,” he added.
Msimango was one of the shining lights for the Rockets last season.
“I’m confident about my post-operation. I’ve heard of major injuries before. I know what it takes to come back from major injuries. Mentally, I’m prepared for that. I trust the people behind my operation and my recovery process. For me, it is all about following the program, doing the right things and eating properly.” Msimango elaborated.