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Khune’s injury an old one – Doc

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Bafana Bafana team doctor Thulani Ngwenya says injured goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was carrying an injury from as far back as February and was subsequently removed from the national team’s trip to Sudan.

“Itu had heel pain since February, according to him. He was playing in his team (Kaizer Chiefs) and when playing, it would swell up and after the game, they would put ice just for the inflammation to go down,” Ngwenya said after South Africa arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday afternoon.

Bafana are in the country for their opening 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, group A, qualifier against Sudan on Friday night.

Khune was omitted from the travelling party of 24 and will also miss South Africa’s second qualifier against Nigeria, in Cape Town, next week.

“Khune trained with the (Bafana) team, however, he couldn’t finish the training session because the ankle started to swell up again,” Ngwenya said.

“I advised that we need to do a CT scan. The scan showed a grade three stress fracture. We decided that it would be best that Khune rests and we advised Chiefs that he should be released from the camp.”

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