Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was rushed to the hospital after coming off badly from a challenge in Saturday’s South Africa Premier Soccer League encounter between Chippa United and Mamelodi Sundowns.
During the match that ended goalless, the 31-year-old received a knock to his neck during a corner kick situation in the 62nd minute.
Prior to being taken off for Brighton Mhlongo in the 68th minute, the much-maligned Nigeria goalkeeper put in a decent performance to keep their enterprising visitors at bay.
While the duration of Akpeyi’s neck injury has not been disclosed, it is yet to see if he would be available for coach Teboho Moloi in Tuesday’s league encounter against Baroka.
The former Warri Wolves goalkeeper has played nine games, conceded only four goals and kept five clean sheets.
Chippa United are sixth in the PSL log after garnering 16 points from 12 games.