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Eduardo Treatment Timetable Set

Eduardo Treatment Timetable Set have published a statement from the club on the injury sustained by Eduardo Da Silva, in which they outline the timescale for his recovery.

I'm sure you're all aware of what happened Saturday afternoon, so I'll not go into any detail. That and I'm just about to have my dinner.

There were concerns about Eduardo's footballing future, but it now looks as though the hit-man will make a full recovery.

The statement on Arsenal's website read: Eduardo has fractured his left fibula and sustained an open dislocation of his ankle joint in the same leg.

He was immediately taken to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham where he underwent surgery on Saturday evening. The operation was successful and Eduardo was transferred to a London-based hospital on Sunday afternoon.

Earlier today (Monday 25th February), the Orthopaedic surgeon and Arsenal medical staff assessed the extent of the damage and possible time scale for a full recovery.

All being well, Eduardo will have his leg in plaster and using crutches for the next six to eight weeks. After that time, partial weight-bearing exercises will be scheduled into a slow rehabilitation process.

It is hoped that Eduardo will be running again in six months time and making a full recovery after nine months.

Eduardo will be released from hospital in a few days.

The Arsenal medical team would like to take this opportunity to thank Birmingham City FC for their assistance on the day as well as the surgical and ward staff on S2 at Selly Oak Hospital for their expert medical care.

In addition, and on behalf of Eduardo, the Club would like to thank everyone for their many touching messages of support.

I'm sure you'll all agree it's a massive relif to hear that Eduardo will recover from his injury, and join me in wishing him the speediest of recoveries.

Let's hope Birmingham stay up so that Eduardo may exact some revenge next season.


I'd like to stress that when I said Eduardo could exact revenge, I didn't mean physical revenge, or personal revenge on Taylor.

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Writer:Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday February 25 2008
Time: 6:46PM


it is good news, lets hope he has no complications and gets some much needed luck in the healing process. 9 months is doesnt seem long for such an horrific injury , marvel of medical science!
25/02/2008 18:54:00
revenge in the goal scoring sense obviously Simmy!, I'm just stunned that we may yet see him in the red and white, now if only we could get some news of poor fragile little tinys' chances of recovery, I'll sleep easier if I know that oafish great lunk (reminds me of Randy Quaids mormon in Kingpin) will grace our fair pitches again with his balletic poetry.
25/02/2008 18:55:00
brilliant news ! God bless ,,from the ghuys at vital celtic......
wishaw bhoy
25/02/2008 19:14:00
That's fantastic I news! I feared the worst, and I must admit I was pretty sure he wouldn't play for a couple of years if ever again. Personally, I want Birmingham to go down. Robbed us of 4 points this , and intentional or not, they've ended Eduardo's season. I hope they get relegated in consecutive ******** seasons. Your just a small team in Villa!
25/02/2008 19:18:00
As a Villa fan, can't argue that I hope they go down! Not sure about waiting for revenge to be honest, these things do happen in football and although I only saw the one angle shown on Sky, the tackle looked clumsy rather than malicous. I don't think he went in thinking he was going to 'do' Eduardo, as much as I'd like to say as a Small Heath player he did. I think he went for the tackle but Eduardo was just too quick. Please don't get me wrong, the injury and incident was horrific, I just don't think it was an attempt to bust up the player. Here's hoping for a speedy relugation for Blues and an even speedier recovery for Eduardo.
The Fear
25/02/2008 19:33:00
This is the best news since saturday. all the best Dudu, you'll be back and we'll be singing your name..
25/02/2008 19:48:00
Mark my words - he'll not play again!
25/02/2008 20:45:00
Mark my words Merlin - you'll win eff all with Toad.
25/02/2008 20:51:00
Good luck to Eduardo in his rehabilitation. Horrible scenes. As a Villa fan I'd like to see the Bloose stay up. Just so we can watch them fight relegation season after season!! I hope you lot (Le Arse) win the league. We'll fight you for it next year!!! UTV
Adam Deuce
25/02/2008 21:00:00
oh thanks Merlin didn't know you were a medic. I think I will go with the professional opinion provided rather than your like many others eagerness to write him off. People have come back from worse, it will be by no means easy and there will be some tough times but what it can be is done. Unlucky on Sunday btw lol
25/02/2008 21:44:00
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