Danny Phiri picks up a serious injury

Golden Arrows midfielder Danny Phiri suffered an Achilles injury which could sideline him for up to eight months.

The Zimbabwean injured himself during training ahead of their clash with Bidvest Wits on Wednesday night.

Arrows coach Clinton Larsen told KickOff.com about the development.

“Yes, he (Phiri) has suffered an Achilles tendon [injury]. It happened at training. He was just about to run and take off and he pulled his Achilles tendon,” he said.

“These things happen. It’s part of the game. Normally it could be six to eight months [out]. It just depends on the player, depends on the recovery, depends on how the operation is done.

“So we’ll just wait and see in the second half of the season whether he’ll be back or not.”

Phiri was expected to return to the team after he served his his ban from a red card he recieved during an MTN Cup clash against Wits in August.

The former Chicken Inn midfielder joins a number of Zimbabwean players in the ABSA Premiership who are also carrying injuries. Kaizer Chiefs’ Teenage Hadebe is still going under rehabilitation after he picked an injury in the pre-season tour. Onismor Bhasera is recovering also after a hip surgery. Mamelodi Sundowns’ Khama Billiat missed Monday’s clash against Free State Stars with an hip injury