Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Encouraging news from Eduardo who doubles up with Ronaldo
As reported on this site, Eduardo has received permission by the Arsenal medical team to continue his recuperation from his horrific injury in the more familiar surroundings of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.
He had already visited the Brazil national team’s doctor, Jose Luiz Runco and physiotherapist, Odir de Souza at the Park Lane Hilton in London where the Brazil national team assembled ahead of their recent friendly game against Sweden at the Emirates.
Eduardo has indeed arrived in Rio De Janeiro today Wednesday and is expected to be treated at Clinic R9 which is in fact owned by Ronaldo.
Both will undergo physiotherapy treatment at the clinic, Ronaldo for his troublesome knee and Eduardo for his foot problems.
According to Narley da Silva, cousin and representative of Eduardo, he was very excited when he learned that he will be doing his treatment alongside such a “phenomenon” as Ronaldo.
"Let's see Ronaldo every day!" he said.
Next Tuesday, Eduardo will have a consultation with Doctor Jose Luiz Runco and physiotherapist Odir de Souza. They will determine a more detailed treatment schedule.
According to Narley, Arsenal have not stipulated any deadline for the return of Eduardo to England.
“He is here until the day that Runco releases him to go back and allowed to touch the ball”.
Eduardo’s leg is no longer in plaster and the doctors are satisfied with the recovery so far. In fact his cousin believes that coming to Brazil has already done Eduardo good as he has already managed to move his broken foot.
“When he took away the plaster, on the 31 of March, he was only managing to move the big toe of his foot. Today (Wednesday), he has already moved the foot a bit” she said.
Eduardo has traveled to Brazil with his wife Andreja and daughter Lorena.
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