Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune looks set for an extended stay on the side-lines after confirmation that he fractured a bone in his face in their 1-0 win over Chippa United in a Telkom Knockout quarter-final clash.
The Soweto giants confirmed on their official Twitter account that Khune suffered a facial fracture and would be seen by a specialist.
A coming together as full-time approached, between Khune and Kurt Lentjies saw the game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium halted for six minutes before both players were stretchered off and transported to a nearby hospital.
Immediately after the game Chiefs gave further details on the extent of Khune's injury saying that he had received a knock above his eye.
Amakhosi moved into the semi-finals of the cup competition thanks to a Bernard Parker goal via a first-half penalty and are set to face Bidvest Wits at the Bidvest Stadium during the weekend of November 18 and 19.
Injury Update: Captain Itu has a fracture to a bone in his face. He will see a specialist regarding this and we will update you after pic.twitter.com/nFBD2ni2ZT— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) November 6, 2017
Khune has knock above his eye and it is swollen. He has been taken to hospital for a scan to determine the extent of his injury #KCOneTeam— Kaizer Chiefs (@KaizerChiefs) November 5, 2017