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Football | Absa Premiership

Thulani Hlatshwayo © Backpagepix

Hlatshwayo's surgery in January



Ajax Cape Town defender Thulani Hlatshwayo will only have surgery to fix the teeth broken in action earlier this league campaign during the mid-season break.

The tough fullback, nicknamed ‘Tyson’, is to go under the knife in early January when his club are in recess during the African Nations Cup finals, the club’s chief executive officer George Comitis told www.supersport.com.

Hlatshwayo had three teeth knocked out against Platinum Stars in August after a clash of heads with his own teammate Aiden Jenniker.

Both players went up to clear the same ball in the match at the Cape Town Stadium, leaving Hlatshwayo’s mouth split and his head concussed, even though he walked off the field with little assistance.

Jenniker, who stayed on the pitch until the end of the game, later received two stitches in a wound on the top of his head.

An operation to restore teeth to Hlatshwayo’s mouth and fix a split gum has been held off until January. It was first planned for December but Ajax are going through a turbulent patch and need the player in their line-up.

It took Hlatshwayo just two weeks to recover from the knock before he was back in action for Ajax, enhancing his reputation as one of the tough men of the Premier Soccer League.

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