Golden Ar­rows suf­fer Danny Phiri in­jury

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GOLDEN Ar­rows mid­fielder Danny Phiri faces around eight months on the side­lines with an Achilles in­jury.

The Zim­bab­wean, who played 24 league matches in his first sea­son for Ar­rows last term, was sched­uled for surgery on Tues­day.

“Yes, he has suf­fered an Achilles ten­don (in­jury). It hap­pened at train­ing. He was just about to run and take off and he pulled his Achilles ten­don,” Ar­rows coach Clin­ton Larsen told Kick­Off.com.

“Th­ese things hap­pen. It’s part of the game. Nor­mally it could be six to eight months (out). It just de­pends on the player, de­pends on the re­cov­ery, de­pends on how the op­er­a­tion is done. So we’ll just wait and see in the sec­ond half of the sea­son whether he’ll be back or not.”

Phiri was sent off in the club’s MTN8 opener against Bid­vest Wits this sea­son and was sus­pended for their next two matches against Ajax Cape Town and Bloem­fontein Celtic. De­fender Lehlo­honolo Nonyane has also been ruled out for an­other week or two with a ham­string prob­lem sus­tained in the 1-1 draw with Celtic on Au­gust 23. Nonyane missed much of 2016/17 af­ter dam­ag­ing his groin in Oc­to­ber 2016.

“Nonyane will be back in the next week to two weeks, so he’s also out,” adds Larsen.

How­ever, right-back Siyabonga Dube re­turned for last night’s league clash with Wits at Bid­vest af­ter serv­ing a two-game ban. – Kick-Off

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