Allan Mugalu may not be set for a stint on the sidelines after Hussein Mbalangu confirmed the injury suffered by the midfielder in Arua Hill’s 1-1 draw with Blacks Power is a minor foot injury.
The 24-year-old was forced off in the early stages of the game when Jackson Obwana stepped on his mid dorsolateral aspect of the foot in the 17th minute.
After the incidence Mugalu was ferried off the pitch with hopes for a return but shortly the hope faded off as his condition couldn’t liberate him therefore paving way for Rajab Kakooza.
Arua Hill face Kataka at the Mbale Municipal Stadium on Wednesday and Mbalangu confirmed after today’s training session Mugalu’s status isn’t as dreading as perceived earlier on.
“It was a blow to our team as he got injured in early minutes,” Mbalangu admitted before explaining the depth of the injury.
“We got information from the doctor who said Mugalu is feeling manageable pain with reduction in the swelling.
“The injury is not too much but we’ll have to wait till tomorrow as the doctor establishes the depth before we can begin thinking of his availability for Wednesday’s game.
“Let’s wait for the final assessment of the doctor whose recommendation is key in determining if or not we can use him because they know the right time frame but of course the player has to rest and we cannot oppose his recommendation.
“But from what we’ve seen so far it’s not that bad because he can now walk unlike yesterday when he was limping.” He concluded.