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TS Galaxy striker Bernard Parker faces a long and uncertain road to recovery after suffering a career-ending injury in the Carling Knockout Cup quarter-final against Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.

Bernard Parker
Bernard Parker and TS Galaxy teammate Mlungisi Mbunjana in hospital after his surgery.

Parker breaks leg in horror tackle

Parker, 37, was the victim of a horrific tackle by Sundowns midfielder Bongani Zungu, who was shown a red card for the foul.

The former Bafana Bafana and Kaizer Chiefs player broke his leg and was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery on Thursday, the 19th of October 2023.

Parker’s teammate and captain shows support

Parker’s teammate and captain Mlungisi Mbunjana posted a heartfelt message on his Instagram account, praying for Parker’s recovery.

He shared a picture of himself and Parker in hospital a day after having surgery.

He captioned the post with a touching message, expressing his solidarity and support for Parker.

“A legend of the game, great player, great teammate, great leader, and most importantly , selfless, passionate, and incredible human being,” Mbunjana wrote.

“It was great seeing you, brother.

“We thank God for the successful surgery and to hear Doctor say you’ll come back stronger and kick ball again was the greatest news.”

Bernard Parker’s Chances of Playing Again

Despite having the age against him, Parker is likely to play football professionally again, as revealed by his teammate.

IN OTHER NEWS: Watch: Bernard Parker Breaks His Silence After Surgery

But at the moment the signs are that Parker will likely retire before returning to the field of play.

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