Kaizer Chiefs will go into their next match without the services of Teenage Hadebe, who sustained a concussion during the 1-0 defeat to Baroka at FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The Zimbabwean international lasted just over 30 minutes in the encounter after falling awkwardly and crashing head-first into the upright post while defending.
Striker, Ryan Moon was called upon to see out the rest of the match with the defender hauled off as a precautionary measure.
On Sunday, the club confirmed that Hadebe will not be a part of the team that will travel to Thohoyandou to meet Black Leopards on Saturday.
The 23-year-old has been ruled out for seven to ten days, and faces a race against time to rrecover before the Nedbank Cup semifinal against Chippa United on Saturday, 20 April.
Injury Update : Teenage Hadebe
Mild (Grade 1) Concussion.
Symptoms have improved this morning compared to last night.
Recovery time : 7 – 10days
— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) April 7, 2019
The match against Lidoda Duvha will be only the second time the defender misses out of selection since the beginning of 2019, with the recent 1-0 victory over Maritzburg United the only other fixture he has sat out.
After battling for game time at the start of the season, the player has been a constant feature in the starting lineup since Ernst Middendorp’s arrival in December, with the German handing him nine of his 11 league appearances so far.
He made his Kaizer Chiefs debut in November 2017 in the goalless draw away to AmaZulu, having joined the club from Zimbabwean outfit, Chicken Inn earlier that season.