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Bucs Reveal Severity Of Lorch Injury

Orlando Pirates Midfielder Thembinkosi Lorch faces up to five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing a procedure on his knee. Orlando Pirates have confirmed that they will be without one of their star players, Thembinkosi Lorch, for over a month.

The player had to undergo a procedure on his knee, with will leave the midfielder having to deal with extended recovery.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Thembinkosi Lorch faces up to five weeks on the sidelines after undergoing a procedure on his knee.

“The 27-year-old attacker suffered the setback in Pirates’ 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic in the DStv Premiership last week.

“Fortunately for the technical team, Lorch’s injury is not a serious one. According to the Bucs medical team, Lorch underwent surgery to remove osteochondroma (an overgrowth of cartilage and bone) in the knee. He is expected to make a full recovery. “Meanwhile, Orlandopiratesfc.com can confirm that Tshegofatso Mabasa and Bongani Sam have returned to full training after recovering from their respective injuries.”

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