Team Zimbabwe got a major injury scare on Tuesday ahead of the All-Africa Games which kick off on Saturday in Maputo, Mozambique, after medal hopeful Elliot Mujaji limped off the track with a thigh problem.
The double Paralympics gold medallist was part of a group of athletes who were making their final preparations for the games at the National Sports Stadium B Arena Tuesday morning, but was forced to watch the rest of the training session on the sidelines with a suspected thigh strain.
Mujaji, who is one of the gold medal hopefuls for Team Zimbabwe at the multi-sporting event sported a heavy bandage on his thigh and looked in serious pain.
However, team’s physiotherapist Olivia Gwaze who attended to Mujaji, allayed all fears saying all the athletes in camp are in good shape.
“He just felt something in his thigh as he was running, but it’s nothing serious. He is taking some rest for now, but there is nothing to worry about really.
“All the athletes in camp are in good condition, we don’t have any injuries,” assured Gwaze.
Mujaji is one of the 136 athletes that will represent the country at the games.
Zimbabwe will compete in athletics, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, cycling, football (national women football team — The Mighty Warriors), judo, karate, netball, sailing, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon and athletics for the disabled.
The team left Wednesday.