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Dolly – What I Told Parker After Horror Injury

Kaizer Chiefs winger Keagan Dolly says he reached out to former teammate Bernard Parker after his horror injury last month.

Parker suffered the career-threatening injury following a challenge with Bongani Zungu when TS Galaxy faced off against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Knockout Cup.

While the reaction to his red card was hotly debated, Parker appears to have undergone a successful surgery on his road to recovery but at the age of 37, there are doubts that he will return to the field of play this season.

“I think it’s part of football, there are quite a few injuries one can get and it will be harmless, someone wouldn’t want to intentionally try to hurt you,” Dolly said about his horrific leg break. 

“But when I spoke to Bernard, it wasn’t a phone call, it was a message, trying to encourage him and giving him some words to come back stronger and telling him that South African football still needs him and there’s a better way to ending his career.”

Parker has scored three goals with four assists in 35 games for the Rockets since joining them after a decade at Amakhosi.

Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Kohler
Lorenz Köhler is an award-winning South African football journalist. Having cut his teeth in the industry working at Kick-Off Magazine, he is now iDiski Times' senior digital content writer. He specialises in breaking top African football stories and transfers with a major focus on the 'big-three' Mamelodi Sundowns, Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates and CAF inter-club and international competitions. In 2021 he was listed amongst the top-five journalists under 30 in Print Media for the AIPS Awards.