News: Surgeon admits amputation threat for Depor star Luis Filipe

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  1. BigSoccer Bot

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    Feb 25, 2005
    Deportivo La Coruna wing-back Luis Filipe has been ruled out for the season.

    The highly-rated Brazilian suffered a horrific injury whilst scoring his side's opening goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao as he collided with goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz - who landed on his leg.

    Filipe was immediately rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery on his broken right ankle and club doctor Rafael Arriaza, who led the surgical team, revealed it could have been so much worse.

    "Filipe shot at goal and as he fell he crushed his leg with the misfortune that Gorka Iraizoz fell on top of him causing the dislocation of the ankle," said Arriaza.

    "The next season is what we have to think about for him.

    "We couldn't reduce a dislocation of nearly three centimetres in the stadium, he went into surgery immediately as there was the risk that it would have to be amputated."

    It is expected that Filipe's injury will sideline him for at least six months although Arriaza admits that there is the possibility it could spell the end of the 24-year-old's career.

    "There is always a risk that it could limit him," he added. "There are footballers whose careers have been ended with an injury like this, but there are also many others who continue at the same level as before."


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