Bernard Parker Posts Instagram Video Showing He Is Recovering Well From Injury

Bernard Parker Posts Instagram Video Showing He Is Recovering Well From Injury

Jarryd Westerdale
updated at November 9, 2023 at 11:42 AM
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  • Bernard Parker has shown the football community he is working towards a return
  • Bongani Zungu injured the veteran in their Carling Knockout Cup first-round game
  • TS Galaxy are yet to provide a detailed recovery schedule or return date for Parker

Athletes often display superior mental strength over physical limitations. Bernard Parker is showing the fight and determination that has been synonymous with his career.

Just a month after a horrific leg injury, the TS Galaxy veteran is on his feet, exercising and maintaining his fitness for a heroic return.

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Bernard Parker posted an update on his injury recovery, assuring fans that he aims to return. Photo: @Cellular_jnr.
Source: Twitter

The Rockets' attacker posted an update on Instagram, showing the progress he is making in his recovery from injury.

Parker was severely hurt by Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Bongani Zungu in TS Galaxy's first-round Carling Knockout Cup defeat of Masandawana.

At 37, many expected the injury to send Parker into early retirement but the weight-lifting, band-stretching, and perfectly balanced goal-scorer has other plans.

Support has come from all corners, as everyone wants to see The Hond back on the football field. Instagram users cheered Parker on, taking inspiration from his attitude.

@danielakpeyi commented:

"See you back soon brother"

@emz_world_dynasty posted:

"If this is not motivation then idk what is"

@romanvanniekerk2 said:

"Big bro doing the things that need to be done so proud of you bro trust the process"

@tshepangtau noted:

"That's very very good to see you right there, you can even stand on your own, it means soon you will be back"

Since the injury, Parker has been visited by a host of South Africans, including politicians and celebrities, as noted by TheCoverUp.

Both he and TS Galaxy have not spoken on a possible return date but most fans would be happy knowing the player is in good spirits.

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Mokwena defends Zungu over Parker tackle

Sports Brief recently reported on Rhulani Mokwena's comments after Bernard Parker's injury.

The Sundowns coach did not condone the tackle but claimed fans' reactions were disappointing.

Mokwena relayed how Zungu, who has since apologised to Parker, was 'abused' on social media.

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Jarryd Westerdale (based in Johannesburg) joined Sports Brief after four years in the community journalism sphere. He is a two-time Alet Roux Award winner and was a finalist in multiple categories at the Forum of Community Journalism Excellence Awards.
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