FORMER Highlanders and CAPS United forward Gabriel Nyoni has continued to reveal finer details of his injury, the latest information being that if there had been a delay in him getting a surgical procedure his left leg could have been amputated.
Granvia suffered a nasty foot injury during a Glad Africa Championship match for his Cape Umoya side against Richards Bay.
The speedster had severe broken foot bones resulting in wires and pins being used to balance the bones inside his foot.
“The doctor just informed me that if there was a bit of a delay in surgery my leg could have been amputated due to compartment syndrome,” posted Nyoni on his Twitter page.
“The career might be over. The doctor is saying he cannot promise anything just yet. He also said I might not play again.”
The last two weeks have been traumatic for Nyoni, leaving him wondering if he still has a career as a footballer.
Not only did he break bones in his left foot, but he also returned a positive test for Covid-19 and he was now fighting for his health from two fronts.
Nyoni joined Cape Umoya in September last year from Maritzburg United, where he had signed a two-year contract, with the option of a 12-month extension, but constant injury lay-offs resulted in him being offloaded.
He scored his first goal for Cape Umoya in January against Uthongati.
The speedy forward joined Maritzburg United at the beginning of the 2019/2020 season from Caps United with high expectations.
He had switched to the Harare side after spending six years at Bosso.
A holder of a degree in marketing from the National University of Science and Technology (Nust), Nyoni is still hopeful he can still make a return to the game possibly with Highlanders or any other local club for a swansong season before he calls time on his career.