Bernard Parker, a seasoned player for TS Galaxy, is currently facing a challenging time in his career. The veteran footballer, who has contributed significantly to the team’s success over the years, is now grappling with a severe injury that could potentially mark the end of his illustrious career.
Parker on Zungu tackle
The incident occurred during the Carling Knockout opener, a high-stakes match that pitted TS Galaxy against Mamelodi Sundowns. The game was a nail-biter, ending in a 2-2 draw and proceeding to penalties. TS Galaxy emerged victorious in the penalty shootout, winning 5-4. However, the victory was overshadowed by a horrific incident involving Parker and Bongani Zungu of Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Career-Ending Tackle: Bongani Zungu’s Challenge
54 minutes into the game, a 50-50 challenge between Parker and Zungu took a turn for the worse. Zungu’s tackle resulted in a devastating injury for Parker. The 37-year-old player suffered a broken bone in the area between his ankle and leg, an injury severe enough to potentially end his career. South African football felt a sense of grievance last night, such was the horror of Bongani Zungu tackle on Bernard Parker.
The Aftermath: Bernard Parker’s Future
Following the incident, Parker was quoted by SuperSport TV commentators as saying,
“It may mean the end of my career.”
This statement underscores the severity of his injury and casts uncertainty over his future in football. As he navigates this challenging period, fans and fellow players alike are undoubtedly sending their well-wishes and hoping for his speedy recovery.