Monday 25 February 2008

Eduardo latest

I was wrong, it appears that Eduardo has sustained a fractured fibula and a dislocation of his ankle joint:

"Eduardo has fractured his left fibula and sustained an open dislocation of his ankle joint in the same leg."

The club appear rather optimistic about Eduardo's prognosis:

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

I do not wish to appear pessimistic, however the outcome of these kind of serious injuries is not always good. In fact the prescence of a fracture dislocation of the ankle is a predictor of poor outcome:

"Logistical regression analysis indicated that fracture dislocation could be used as a predictor of a poor outcome for either group."

I hope I am wrong, however it is possible that Eduardo may not return quite the player he once was. Let's not get carried away, there's a long slog ahead for Eduardo and we should see any progress as a bonus, rather than the other way around.

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