Morena shares update on horrific injury


Mamelodi Sundowns versatile player Thapelo Morena has been working hard on his rehabilitation with the club’s medical staff but says it is a bit of a challenge as he doesn’t exactly know how far he is in terms of his recovery from injury.

Morena suffered a horrific injury in Sundowns’ 1-0 victory over rivals SuperSport United in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 encounter on February 8 at Loftus Stadium and the ‘Brazilians’ team doctor Carl Tabane after Morena’s cast was successfully removed said that this is the most important part of the recovery and that a good rehabilitation is critical to a player’s recovery process.

“The rehabilitation it’s been going good, but it is a bit of a challenge although not knowing how far I am, but the good thing is that I keep contact with everyone,” said Morena.

Morena is expected to be out for between 6-9 months after sustaining a fracture as well as ligament damage on his right ankle. He is making steady progress. Picture: Thapelo Morena instagram,

With the Absa Premiership suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak, South Africa’s national lockdown  is expected to end on 30 April.

This means that Morena communicates with the Downs medical team remotely – telephonically and via video calls about his progress as the nation must adhere to the Covid-19 lockdown regulation by staying at home.

The 26-year-old has made 29 appearances in all competitions including the CAF Champions League, scoring four goals, and providing eight assists but has been out of action since February.

“I wish that I was close with the team and having everything under control, doing the normal routine, the checking ups and everything…I am willing also to do my rehab.” – Morena. Picture courtesy of Mamelodi Sundowns. 

Morena says that he communicates with the ‘Brazilians’ doctor often. “Every after two days, we communicate, them knowing how far I am, seeing the progress and trying to help me out to put me on the good side of fitness,” he added.

“It is out of the world,[the support] everyone has been supporting me and I am really grateful and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone, so that normally says a that,” concluded the former Bloemfontein Celtic player.


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By FARPost Reporter 

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