Halid Lwaliwa begins rehabilitation after knee surgery

Vipers center back Halid Lwaliwa will begin rehabilitation after stitches were  successfully removed from his knee on Friday.

Victim of a medial collateral ligament tear in the right knee in May in the Uganda Cranes 3-1 win over Kitara select side in Fort Portal,the youthful defender had stitches successfully removed from his knee on Friday at the CoRSU orthopedic hospital in Kusubi

Vipers sports club doctor Mathias Kasagga said, ‘ Halid will begin his rehabilitation program that will help him regain as much strength and flexibility in his right knee as possible.’

‘ The rehab program will include physical therapy and home exercises .He will begin with light exercises like swimming and other body works in the first week and then change accordingly,” he added.

The purpose of these exercises is to mainly help in building strength and flexibility in the knee and legs and may also help prevent future degeneration in the knee.

Lwaliwa is expected to return after six weeks to begin light training at the St Mary’s stadium and thereafter the doctor will make a final assessment before he can resume playing competitive football.

Besides his injury, the player has been at the St Mary’s stadium twice this week as he happily watched his teammates train ahead of the forth coming season.

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