Hard-hitting Kabras Sugar lock Andrew Chogo may not be back in action in December as earlier projected, head coach Henley Du Plessis has revealed.
The lock underwent surgery on 18th October due to a knee injury sustained while with the national 15s-a-side team; an infection on the wound has, however, prolonged the healing period of the knee.
Chogo is currently undergoing rehab in Nairobi under the watchful eye of the Kenya Shujaas physio Lameck Bogonko, and not in Kakamega as earlier planned.
Eliphaz Emong, Geoffrey Messo and Simbas utility forward George Nyambua are some of the players that can fill in at tighthead lock in Chogo's absence.
"Chogo had a complication after the surgery. He had an infection on the affected knee and that has resulted in the knee taking longer to heal and recover.
"We (Kabras RFC) requested help from the Union (KRU) and Chogo is currently undergoing rehab in Nairobi with the help of the national sevens physio," said the Kabras mentor.
Jone Kubu, the other A-list player on the injury list, is on the homestrech of his recovery and will be up for selection in the coming weeks.
"We expect J.K (Jone Kubu) back in December. He is currently on rehab with our Strength and Conditioning coach in Kakamega."