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Orlando Pirates Striker Lepasa Issues Update On Rehabilitation

The 24-year-old has not played a solitary match since December 2020 and has since gone through a medical procedure twice 

Orlando Pirates forward Zakhele Lepasa says he has entered the last period of restoration and is hoping to start preparing among November and December. 

Lepasa cracked his lower leg during a Premier Soccer League match against Chippa United in which he kept going only five minutes on December 16, 2020. 

He had highlighted in seven association games, scoring one objective prior to experiencing the injury which has sidelined him for just about a year now. 

"I'm in the last period of my recovery and I'm ready to run currently," said Lepasa according to Sowetan Live. 

"Ideally I will actually want to begin preparing with the group soon, maybe in November or December. I was trusting that my subsequent medical procedure would have me out for quite some time and the half year time frame finished seven days prior." 

His nonattendance saw Pirates' choices forthright being additionally restricted last season as Jean-Marc Makusu, Tshegofatso Mabasa and Frank Mhango likewise battled with wellness issues. 

That saw previous mentor Josef Zinnbauer handling any semblance of Deon Hotto, Terrence Dzvukamanja and Linda Mntambo as ad libbed number nines. 

Lepasa clarifies how precisely he got harmed on that evening at Orlando Stadium. 

"In the game against Chippa United in December," Lepasa said. 

"I bounced and when I returned I heard my lower leg break and it was an aggravation I've never experienced." 

The drawn out injury saw Lepasa passing up the chance to play at the Olympic Games with the South Africa Under-23 side in Japan. 

"I had plans in my mind and one of my arrangements was to be essential for the Olympic groups," he said. 

"It has been very difficult for me to watch the public group or even my group [Pirates] have on the grounds that I can't be influence of that, yet it hasn't changed my arrangements. 

'"It is something I needed to acknowledge. What I was shown when I was growing up was never to think about the most dire outcome imaginable. In the event that you do that, the excursion towards improving becomes harder."


Source: https://www.goal.com/en-za/news/orlando-pirates-striker-lepasa-issues-update-on/1vrcw09ty09yz1hafwx5sjqwmz

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