Monday Sep 17, 2018. 13:00
Keagan Dolly is unlikely to take to the field again this year after suffering a serious injury in France this past weekend.
The 25-year-old's return to Montpellier's starting 11 on Saturday only lasted six minutes before he was forced off the pitch due to injury.
It has since been confirmed that the Bafana Bafana international has suffered a fracture to his tibia and will duly be out of action for a couple of months.
The news comes as a major blow for the former Mamelodi Sundowns and Ajax Cape Town midfielder, who has started to make good strides in the French Ligue 1.
According to reports, Dolly is set to undergo surgery on Monday to repair the break that will keep him out of action for at least three months. As a result, he will miss Bafana Bafana's next three matches.
South Africa play the Seychelles in home and away 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month before hosting Nigeria in mid-November.
Stuart Baxter's troops currently occupy second spot in Group E following a goalless draw against Libya in Durban earlier this month.