X-ray examination has confirmed Highlanders defender Andrew Tandi suffered a fibula fracture when he came at the end of a nasty challenge by Dynamos striker Bill Antonio during a hostile premiership clash between the giants in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Highlanders confirmed via its Twitter handle Monday that Tandi was now under specialist care.
“The X-ray has confirmed a fibula fracture, and he is currently under the specialist care.
“We wish him a speedy recovery,” said Highlanders.
A fibular fracture is a break to your fibula caused by a forceful impact that results in injury.
It can also happen when there’s more pressure or stress on the bone than it can handle.
The fibula is a bone in the lower leg stretching from the knee to the ankle and visible from the outside.
Tandi’s injury saw Antonio red-carded for the offence 73 minutes into the clash.
The incident torched wild protests from a section of Highlanders supporters housed on the Soweto stand.
Bosso marshals worked hard to quell the situation when some agitated followers attempted to put down the fence to confront the teenage forward.
The match was later abandoned two minutes into added time after fans from both team invaded the pitch for different reasons.
Meanwhile, Antonio has issued a public apology for causing the injury he says was not intentional on the Highlanders defender.
“I’m sorry for what happened yesterday, it wasn’t intentional. I pray and hope that you have a speedy recovery.
“I pray to God that you come back and play the game again. I am sorry and wish you a speedy recovery. God bless you, Andrew Tandi,” he said on Monday.