TS Galaxy’s star player, Bernard Parker, has been the subject of much discussion recently due to a severe injury that threatened his career. The injury occurred during a Carling Knockout Cup Last 16 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and TS Galaxy. Parker was involved in a harsh challenge with Mamelodi Sundowns’ star player, Bongani Zungu. Following the incident, Parker was admitted to the hospital and underwent successful surgery. TS Galaxy chairman Tim Sukazi is making headlines after he revealed the cost of Bernard Parker surgery.
The Cost of Bernard Parker surgery
After being discharged from the hospital, it was confirmed that Parker would be unable to play for several months. However, the exact duration of his absence from the field remains uncertain. TS Galaxy chairman Tim Sukazi spoke to the media about the situation, emphasizing the club’s commitment to ensuring that Parker received the best possible medical care. He revealed that they opted for a top-range specialist for Parker’s treatment.
Sukazi disclosed that the club spent more than R200,000 on Parker’s medical bills. He stated, “When something like this happens, you need to be sure as a club that you’re good to incur all these medical expenses. They’re not cheap, of course.” He further added, “It’s in excess of R200,000. You have to do it immediately because the situation is urgent.”
In The Spotlight
In addition to his injury and recovery, Parker has been making headlines for other reasons as well. Reports confirm that Bongani Zungu reached out to Parker via text message following the incident. Furthermore, earlier this week, photos of a cheerful Parker with Patriotic Alliance President Gayton McKenzie and his deputy Kenny Kunene circulated on social media, causing him to trend once again.