JOHANNESBURG - Kabelo Mahlasela might have to wait until next season to make his Kaizer Chiefs debut after the club confirmed his ankle injury would take four months to heal.
The nippy midfielder arrived at Naturena two weeks ago from Bloemfontein Celtic and suffered an immediate set back when he hobbled off the training ground on his first day with his new club.
Chiefs had been assessing the extent of his injury and confirmed on Monday afternoon that his recovery would be a lengthy one.
“The procedure to repair a tear in his meniscus inside the knee went well,” reported team physiotherapist David Milner on the Amakhosi website. “It is one of those unlucky situations that often happen in sport.”
Mahlasela arrived at Chiefs around the same time as striker Leonardo Castro and midfielder Siphelele Ntshangase from Mamelodi Sundowns and Baroka FC respectively.
Ntshangase made his debut at the weekend in a 2-1 win over Polokwane City, while Castro is yet to make an appearance and lacks match fitness having not seen much game time in his final months with the Brazilians, who have signed Jeremy Brockie as his replacement.