KAIZER Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has undergone successful surgery on his knee, it was confirmed by his club and the player himself at the weekend.
Khune underwent surgery on his knee on Friday, eight days after he tore it in training at Chiefs and was forced to miss out on the Telkom Knockout semifinal against Orlando Pirates, as well as Bafana Bafana’s two-legged World Cup qualifier against Angola.
The procedure went ahead without any complications on Friday and a Chiefs spokesman told supersport.com on Saturday it had been successful.
The 28-year-old Khune posted several pictures of himself after surgery, including one of him already standing as he signed his discharge papers.
On his Instagram account (Itukhune32) he said: “Signing out at the hospital after a successful surgery this morning. Thank you very much for all the prayers and messages of support. I deeply appreciate you guys for being part of my journey, even if it has its ups and downs, y’all stuck and still believed in me.”
Such surgeries are usually routine procedures and could see Khune back in action after the Christmas and New Year break, but because the goalkeeper has had previous knee surgery in the last year, it could take a little longer.