Bernard Parker Breaks Silence After Injury, Expresses Gratitude for Support
Bernard Parker has finally shared an update on his condition after sustaining a serious injury during a match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The 37-year-old footballer took to his Instagram account from his hospital bed to provide insight into his surgery and express his gratitude to the South African public for their support.
The injury occurred following a strong tackle by Bongani Zungu in TS Galaxy’s 5-4 Carling Knockout penalty shoot-out victory.
Bernard Parker Expresses Gratitude Following Injury & Surgery
Parker, who underwent successful surgery, expressed his deep appreciation for the outpouring of love and support from South Africans, especially his family and fans. He conveyed gratitude to his team, TS Galaxy, for standing by him. Parker also praised his teammate Mlungisi Mbunjane for his outstanding performance that led the team to the next round.
“Surgery was a success and thank you so much for the love and support, especially from my family, I love you guys. To Tim Sukazi, the TS Galaxy family, coaches and management, thank you for your support. My captain [Mlungisi Mbunjane], well done on a man-of-the-match performance and getting us into the next round as a team. Everybody who sent messages, especially the other soccer clubs, thanks so much. Our supporters, thanks so much for all the well-wishes and the love you showed me. I will see you guys on the field and God bless,” Bernard Parker said.
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TS Galaxy Speaks On Parker’s Future
In a related update, TS Galaxy FC remains optimistic about Bernard Parker’s future on the field.
The club’s spokesperson, Siyabonga Sukazi, dismissed rumours that Parker’s injury would end his career, stating that proper rehabilitation could pave the way for his return.
“On what people are saying about whether the injury is an end to his career, you can never be sure with these types of injuries. But essentially, what we got [from medics] is that he can come back with proper rehabilitation,” Sukazi said.
While the exact duration of Parker’s absence remains uncertain, Sukazi emphasized that the team is closely monitoring his recovery. He said,
“We are not sure how long the recovery might take. The team and staff are concerned, but we took strength from his reaction to the injury. He told us he would be fine and would get back to us in no time.”