Nyasha Mushekwi is set to undergo surgery in Germany when the Chinese Super League season ends next month.
The 31-year-old forward has been suffering from a pelvic problem despite featuring for his team Dalian Yifang. He undergoes a complicated pain relief procedure before every match in China.
According to KweséESPN, Warriors manager Wellington Mupandare explained Mushekwi’s absence in the Warriors squad to face DRC in the Afcon qualifiers saying the injury is too complicated for the Zimbabwean doctors to manage.
“Mushekwi is out for the DRC matches because of the same injury which kept him out of the Congo game [in September],” the manager said.
“He has been featuring for his club, yes, but that is only because they can manage his condition there, something our doctors said they cannot do here.
“Yifang are currently short of strikers and they have decided to manage his injury until the end of the Chinese season in about six weeks time, after which Nyasha will go for an operation in Germany.”
Mushekwi has scored twelve goals in sixteen appearances for Yifang this term.