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Macufe Comes At Costly Price For Chiefs Star

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PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 15: Khama Billiat, Happy Mashiane, Keagan Dolly and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs warm up before the MTN8, Quarter Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on August 15, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Muzi Ntombela/BackPagePix/Gallo Images)
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 15: Khama Billiat, Happy Mashiane, Keagan Dolly and Nkosingiphile Ngcobo of Kaizer Chiefs warm up before the MTN8, Quarter Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs at Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium on August 15, 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Muzi Ntombela/BackPagePix/Gallo Images)

As he battles to break into the Kaizer Chiefs first team, starlet Happy Mashiane has been dealt a further setback, which came during Amakhosi’s Macufe Cup exploits.

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Having made just two appearances in all competitions this season, it is understandable why it was crucial for the 24-year-old to get some valuable minutes under his belt in the popular friendly match against Royal AM.

But it appears that it came at a cost for the player who has been ruled out for a few weeks after suffering a grade-one hamstring tear.

“We were out in Bloemfontein in the Macufe Cup, round about the 70th minute I wanted to reach out for the ball then I pulled my hamstring. The diagnosis from the doctor was they told me that I have a grade one hamstring injury,” he told the club’s media department.

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Mashiane is on the mend and has given supporters a glimpse into his recovery process as he works with the club’s medical staff to get back onto the pitch.

“So, my rehabilitation process is that I come every day in the morning to do some rehab with the physiotherapist, I do a bit of cycling and mostly I focus on the skillmill, which is one machine that I use mostly to strengthen my hammy”

“How I feel now compared to the time I got the knock. I feel much better and I’m in the healing process and I’m always attending rehab so I take my one day at a time”

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“I was injured before. In my first year with the first team, I fractured my toe, so I was out for nine months. I couldn’t jog, I couldn’t play or do anything, so this one I can say that it’s a minor injury to the one I had before,” he explained.

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