INJURY woes continue to mount for Warriors coach Norman Mapeza with defender Jordan Zemura being the latest casualty ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against South Africa and Ethiopia next week.
The Zimbabwe international suffered an ankle injury in Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Reading in a Championship encounter at the weekend.
Zemura joins captain Knowledge Musona and Teenage Hadebe who are ruled out for the two encounters while Marshall Munetsi’s situation is being monitored.
Cherries coach Scott Parker confirmed Zemura was withdrawn due to a knock he got inside the opening quarter of an hour.
He, however, continued on until finally being replaced by Chris Mepham for the final 20 minutes.
Cherries won 2-0 at the Select Car Leasing Stadium to stay top of the table by five points, goals coming from Dominic Solanke and Jamal Lowe.
And speaking on Zemura’s injury, Parker told British publication, Daily Echo, that:
“He was struggling a little bit. He got a big knock on his ankle.
“He was hobbling around a little bit. I felt we needed to keep him on or at least give us something.
“I asked him to push through it and he did that very well,” said Parker.
He is hoping the player will be available for the Wednesday encounter against Preston with an assessment to be made today.
“The longer the game was going on, you could see someone who was pretty lame to be fair in that sense.
“Obviously needed to make the change, had to do that really.
“Hopefully he’ll be fine for Wednesday (to face Preston), we’ll have to see that on Monday,” he added.