Lorch out for five weeks

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In a statement released by Orlando Pirates on Monday, the club have confirmed that Thembinkosi Lorch will spend five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on his knee.

This comes after he suffered a setback in their DStv Premiership encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic last week.

“Fortunately for the technical team, Lorch’s injury is not a serious one. According to the Bucs medical team, Lorch underwent surgery to remove osteochondroma in the knee,” said Pirates in a statement.

“Osteochondroma is an overgrowth of cartilage and bone that happens at the end of the bone near the growth plate.”

The 27-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

Meanwhile, Orlandopiratesfc.com can confirm that Tshegofatso Mabasa and Bongani Sam have returned to full training after recovering from their respective injuries.

By Mauwane Raophala

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