Amakhosi: Samir Nurkoviç feels too confident about returning after a long surgery

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Source:https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/sport/soccer/2022-01-05-injured-nurkovic-hopeful-of-return-to-action-when-league-resumes/

'Kokota Piano' Samir Nurkoviç has shown a positive spirit after a surgery he had for an injury that was bothering him. He is very much happy that his fans were waiting for him and now he is going to be back next month when the league resumes.

Samir had to be forced to do a surgery after having an injury before this season could start and he only made one appearance in all competitions this campaign. This follows the injury he got from the CAF champions League semi final against the Moroccan club Wydad Casablanca.


"I was on crutches for three weeks, just yesterday I stopped using them, so I already started with cycling and the knee is getting better and better every day,” Nurkovic told the club media department.


"The doctor who did the surgery said around nine weeks from the surgery, but it also depends on you. Hopefully, there will be nine weeks."


The Serbian striker had shared his emotional moments.

"The injury actually happened at the end of last season. We were playing the Champions League second leg against Wydad Casablanca,” he said.


"I consulted with the doctors and the physios, and we decided to keep going with some treatment to leave surgery as a last option.

“As you saw, that wasn't my best game that I was playing after that. I was struggling on the field with an injury then after five games, we decided that we have to do surgery.


"We knew in the beginning after that game, we did all the MRI [scans]. I was in the hospital for all the screening and they found out that there was a tear in my lateral meniscus and you can play with that, but you cannot play on 100%.

"I was maybe at 70% and I wasn't able to give the best Samir Nurkovic to the team on the field and to help them the way I can, he added

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