South Africa/Central African Republic: Tshabalala Given All Clear

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Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund received a timely boost when influential midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was given the all clear to continue training with the team after his MRI scan results came back positive.

The Kaizer Chiefs player missed Bafana Bafana's first training session at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday (19 March 2013) due to a niggling knee injury after he felt some discomfort during the warm-up session.

He was sent for an MRI scan which came back positive this morning.

On Wednesday (20 March), he trained on his own under the watchful eye of the medical team.

Tshabalala is expected to join the rest of the team at training on Thursday night (21 March) at Cape Town Stadium.

"We are pleased with the results and what we have to do now is to monitor him all the way to the match day. I believe he should be ready to return to full training on Friday. The MRI scan revealed nothing too serious, which is very encouraging. The player also wants to play, which will help the healing process," said Bafana Bafana Team medico Dr Carl Tabane.

Bafana Bafana coach, Gordon Igesund received a timely boost when influential midfielder Siphiwe Tshabalala was given the all clear to continue training with the team after his MRI scan results came back positive.

The Kaizer Chiefs player missed Bafana Bafana's first training session at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town on Tuesday (19 March 2013) due to a niggling knee injury after he felt some discomfort during the warm-up session.

He was sent for an MRI scan which came back positive this morning.

On Wednesday (20 March), he trained on his own under the watchful eye of the medical team.

Tshabalala is expected to join the rest of the team at training on Thursday night (21 March) at Cape Town Stadium.

"We are pleased with the results and what we have to do now is to monitor him all the way to the match day. I believe he should be ready to return to full training on Friday. The MRI scan revealed nothing too serious, which is very encouraging. The player also wants to play, which will help the healing process," said Bafana Bafana Team medico Dr Carl Tabane.

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