Parker in good spirits following horrific injury

todayOctober 19, 2023 221 1

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TS Galaxy have taken to social media to wish their player Bernard Parker well after he sustained a horrific injury last night during a clash against Mamelodi Sundowns in the Carling Cup at the Mbombela Stadium.

Parker was injured by Sundowns midfielder, Bongani Zungu, with an over the ball tackle, which resulted in the veteran being stretchered off in the 58th minute with what looked like a clean leg break.

Zungu was subsequently sent-off for the horrible challenge on the former Kaizer Chiefs player, who was seen applauding the crowd while being stretchered off the pitch.

The match ended 2-2 after extra time, but Galaxy managed to steer their way into the quarterfinals of the tournament via a penalty shootout, becoming the first team to beat the Brazilians this season.

After the match, the Galaxy staff as well as coach Sead Ramovic visited Parker in hospital, where they wished the 37-year-old a quick comeback into the game.

The extent of Parker’s injury is yet to be revealed.

Soccer fans have meanwhile lashed out at Zungu for his conduct after Parker’s injury.

The soccer star tried to contest the red card handed to him following the tackle, much to the disappointment of many sport lovers who slated him for the lack of sportsmaship.

Written by: Ntsako Mukhari

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