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Costa injury ‘not bad’

By Chipo Sabeta / Published on Tuesday, 03 Jan 2017 15:45 PM / No Comments / 695 views

3 January 2016

Costa Nhamoinesu
Costa Nhamoinesu

WARRIORS’ doctor Nick Munyonga says Costa Nhamoinesu’s hamstring injury is not that serious as they step up preparations for the AFCON 2017 finals.

There have been some concerns about the Sparta Prague defender’s fitness despite training with teammates since last week.

Nhamoinesu was said to be recovering from a tight hamstring,

“The hamstring injuries differ but his case different. It’s just a tight muscle. It needs to be relaxed. We are treating him and he was responding to medication. These are normal things in soccer,” he said.

“He was training all along. He never missed any session,” Munyonga said.

The Warriors regrouped yesterday after a two-day break to mark the New Year’s holiday and Munyonga said he will get a clear picture from the player.

Munyonga added: “I can only confirm any developments after our first training session. There is an afternoon session and I will be able to give a better picture of his situation. It’s not a very complicated issue. We are not panicking. Its just a situation that requires careful monitoring.”

Nhamoinesu, who is based in Czech Republic, is one of the top performers in the Europa League of the 2015/2016 season.

The Zimbabwe central defender was listed among top performers for Sparta Prague in the Europa league 2016/2017.

He remains a key player for his club and for the Warriors having participated in key qualification games for AFCON 2017 finals.

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