Wakiso Giants FC can confirm that four players could miss the start of the 2020/21 season due to long term injuries.
Tom Masiko, Hakim Ssenkumba, Ayub Kisaliita and goalkeeper George William Katende are the players whose bad injuries were discovered during the team’s pre-season medical tests.
According to the medical reports, Kisaliita has grade II tear of the medial meniscus and grade III tear of the lateral meniscus, Masiko has a partial tear of the right ankle ligament foot while Katende has Grade III of tear of the medial meniscus as well as partial tear of the collateral ligament.
The MRI scan on Ssenkumba revealed a grade II tear of the
medial and lateral meniscus.
“We hope the players won’t be away too long,” said Coach Douglas Bamweyana. “Hopefully, we can have them back before its long but we’re not too sure on that,” he added.
Further assessment will be made and if they require surgery, the club will support them.
Meanwhile, Karim Ndugwa will also sit out a few training sessions as the team embarks on preparations for the new campaign.
He has a cartilage injury on the right ankle foot but the club’s medical team will work towards enabling him to reach full fitness as soon as possible.