Writer: Nick Simmonett
Date:Monday February 25 2008
Arsenal.com 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.
Date:Monday February 25 2008
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