Kaizer Chiefs have been hit with a fresh Keagan Dolly blow, with the talented attacker set for another spell on the sidelines.
The 30-year-old recently sustained what is thought to be an ankle injury and could be out for an extended period.
This latest setback is a significant blow to Keagan Dolly, who has featured in five games in all competitions this season after recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered in April.
His three starts in the DStv Premiership came under the tutelage of interim coach Cavin Johnson. And now, he could be out for a period of six weeks.
This news will disappoint Amakhosi supporters, who were hoping to see Dolly play a key role in their upcoming fixtures. He will not play a part when Amakhosi visit Polokwane City FC next Saturday.
He also looks likely to miss the 23 December tie against Richards Bay at the FNB Stadium and the Sekhukhune United one a week later.
DOLLY INJURY A BLOW TO CAVIN JOHNSON
His absence will undoubtedly strain the team’s attacking options, and Johnson will have to find a way to compensate for his absence.
Dolly’s injury adds to the growing list of concerns for Kaizer Chiefs, who have already been hampered by injuries to other key players this season.
Ashley Du Preez has missed the last four fixtures against Golden Arrows FC, Cape Town Spurs, Orlando Pirates, and Moroka Swallows. Thatayaone Ditlhokwe is also out after dislocating his shoulder on national duty recently.
With the club still striving for consistency in the league, this latest setback will present a fresh obstacle for Johnson. Dolly could return to action after the Africa Cup of Nations finals being hosted in Ivory Coast.
Meanwhile, Du Preez is on the mend and could soon return to action.
“There are good signs; Ashley is out on the pitch and running a little bit. According to the medical report that I have, he will return at the end of December,” Johnson told the club’s media department.