Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Ronaldo Surgery, 'goes smoothly'

Ronaldo, underwent a knee surgery this past week in Paris after his serious knee injury against Livorno, in a Serie A match last wednesday.

'The three-times World Player of the Year, who ruptured a ligament in his left knee on Wednesday, was treated at the Pitie-Salpetriere hospital in the French capital.'

Knee specialist, Gerard Saillant, who had previously operated on Ronaldo's right knee eight years ago, when he suffered a similar injury in Rome with Inter Milan, said
"The operation lasted around two hours and took place without any particular problems."

"It was the same injury as the previous time and for this reason the operation was of the same type.

"Now Ronaldo will have to go through nine months of rehabilitation."

Asked if the Brazilian would play again, Saillant replied: "It will depend on him."

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi said he believed Ronaldo would be able to resume his career.

"He still has an extraordinary physique. I'm confident in some months time he can return to be the player we all know," - Berlusconi AC Milan President

Ronaldo previously had 18 months out of the game coming back to lead Brazil to glory to the 2002 world cup glory.

Admittedly younger back then, Ronaldo still has every chance to fulfill his ambition of being a European Champion - Ronaldo R9 Team

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