An update on Mike Mkwate’s injury


Mike Mkwate suffered a complete tibiofibular fracture to his right leg in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Silver Strikers in the Castel Challenge Cup launch match at Bingu National Stadium.

The midfielder was stretchered off in stoppage time following a challenge in the area as Bullets pushed for an equalizer.

He was taken to the stadium clinic where he was treated as Peter Mponda replaced him with Ephraim Kondowe.

Providing an update on the status of the player, the Bullets medical personnel told club media that the 25-year-old’s fracture involved both lower leg bones on his right leg and the injury will see him in a full cast for about six weeks.

“Thereafter he will start his rehabilitation and his return will be drawn based on the results of the initial assessment after the cast removal. Keeping all factors constant, Mike should be expected to return to action in late October or early November,” shared the medical team.

Mponda, who was in charge of the team in the absence of head coach Kalisto Pasuwa, described our number 8’s injury as a setback, saying there was more pain in losing him than the defeat The People’s Team suffered in the ceremonial match.

“The defeat is not painful more than his injury. You saw how he mesmerized the midfield, and it’s very unfortunate that we lost him to that awful injury. We are hoping to see him back in action very soon,” reacted Mponda during the post-match interview.

We wish Mike a speedy recovery, and we look forward to having him back on the pitch soon.

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