• Wednesday Jan 29, 2014

    Everton: Oviedo’s surgery a success

    Costa Rica international Bryan Ruiz broke his left leg in Everton's FA Cup win over Stevenage on January 25, 2014. (Photo: FIFA via Getty Images)

    LIVERPOOL, England -- Everton announced on Tuesday that surgery on Bryan Oviedo’s fractured left leg was a success. 

    The Costa Rica international suffered the injury to both his tibia and fibula during Saturday’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round victory at Stevenage. 

    “Bryan's surgery was a big success and he is in a comfortable and stable condition,” Everton's Head of Medical Services, Danny Donachie, told evertonfc.com.  “He had surgery last night when a rod was put through his tibia, which means he will come back stronger than before.”
     
    Oviedo appeared in nine matches during Costa Rica’s successful 2014 World Cup Qualifying campaign and was hopeful of playing in Brazil.

    "Ever since it happened, I've been thinking about the World Cup,” said the 23-year-old, who played in six games at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup.  “I have to remain calm but, in the hands of God, I will be ready for it. 

    "You learn from experiences like this.  You take knocks in life but the key is to be strong and to fight back.”

    Donachie is looking forward to the day that Oviedo returns to the field.

    “We will be working hard to get him back as quickly as we can.”

     

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