DYNAMOS utility player Godknows Murwira says he is now relieved after undergoing successful knee surgery last week.
Murwira injured his knee late last year before it aggravated during pre-season training, bringing about disruptions to his virtual ever-present status under Tonderai Ndiraya, having arrived on loan from FC Platinum.
The 26-year-old had barely missed a game after arriving mid-last season to boost the Glamour Boys, who were desperately fighting against relegation.
There were fears Murwira would not even feature in the first half of this season due to the extent of the injury.
If truth be told, his career was under threat as the injury had the possibility of ending his playing days.
Murwira’s absence could have been greatly felt due to his ability to fill in a number of roles across the entire back line and in midfield.
However, the Covid-19 pandemic, which has had an unprecedented impact on the sporting world, at least enabled the player to undergo the necessary procedure although it will keep him on the sidelines for at least six weeks.
And with no clear dates when the season will start, chances are very high the former Ngezi Platinum Stars player will be ready when things return to normal.
“I’m very relived now, it has been really frustrating,” Murwira told the Daily News yesterday.
“Doctors said it will take up to six weeks so I hope when the season finally starts, I will be fit.
“I want to thank the club for standing with me and all those who have been supporting me. I’m now relaxing at home, it’s now just a case of resting.”
Once he has healed from the surgery, the utility player will need to undergo physiotherapy until he is able to return to full training.
Murwira is not the only Dynamos player to have benefited from the delay caused by the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Captain Partson Jaure is also recovering after successful head and facial surgery.
The defender, who re-signed for the Glamour Boys at the start of the year, was involved in an accident in March which saw him undergoing a delicate surgery.
The process, because of its delicateness, required huge sums of money.
In the end, the DeMbare executive pooled resources to finance the surgery.
Jaure was also bailed out after his Warriors teammates based in Europe and South Africa came together at the behest of the Footballers’ Union of Zimbabwe and raised a further US$5 000. At the moment, he is undergoing physiotherapy in order to fully recover from the surgery and it will take another six weeks before he is back to full fitness.
“I’m feeling much better now. I’m doing physio while waiting for the next step from doctors but otherwise I’m almost there,” Jaure told the Daily News last week.
“It has not been an easy road and I want to thank all those who stood by me during the difficult times.
“My club has been awesome, they have been on my side from day one; the same applies to the club’s fans. I’m really grateful for what they have done for me.”
After a disappointing 2019 campaign in which the Glamour Boys were below their best, Ndiraya embarked on a massive recruitment drive which saw the club signing close to 20 players ahead of the new campaign.
Jaure, together with Nkosi Mhlanga, Lennox Mutsetse, Tanaka Chidhobha and Taimon Mvula were the Glamour Boys’ early signings.
They went on to snatch the former ZPC Kariba duo of Sylvester Appiah and Tino Chiunye.
DeMbare also signed Barnabas Mushunje, Jean Mutudza, David Temwanjira, Albert Eonde and King Nadolo.
However, the Harare giants will have to wait a bit longer before they can field their newly-assembled squad as the start of the season is not yet confirmed.