T&T int’l Cummings undergoes successful surgery

Trinidad & Tobago's Keron Cummings (red jersey), shown in a 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup game against Panama, underwent surgery on December 30, 2015, for a fractured thigh bone resulting from a gunshot wound suffered three days earlier. (Photo: Mexsport)

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad & Tobago midfielder Keron Cummings underwent surgery at the Port of Spain General Hospital on Wednesday, the Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) announced.

He was shot outside his home on December 27, suffering a fractured femur. 

TTFA medical consultant Dr Mario John observed the successfully performed procedure and said that that 27-year-old could return to action in 10 months.

“I am relieved at the moment,” expressed Cummings. “I would like to thank my family and teammates, the national team management and the TTFA for their support over the last few days. This was a very difficult time in my life but I am thankful that with rehab, I will be able to make a comeback.” 

Trinidad & Tobago will face Haiti on January 8 in Panama City, Panama, for a berth in the 2016 Copa America Centenario.