Eduardo surgeon expects Ramsey to return

01 March 2010 04:13

Aaron Ramsey will make a full recovery from the horrific broken leg he suffered at Stoke on Saturday, according to the surgeon who successfully helped his Arsenal team-mate Eduardo recover from a similar injury.

Khalid Baloch was the consultant trauma surgeon at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham when Eduardo broke his leg in similar circumstances following a crunching tackle from Martin Taylor.

Eduardo made a return to action after a year on the sidelines and Baloch, who has only seen pictures of Ramsey's injury, believes the Wales international faces a similar rehabilitation, saying: "I expect eventually Ramsey will have the same type of intensive rehab and play again. There were some similarities with Eduardo and a leg break is usually six to nine months out."

Ramsey sustained fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg following a tackle from Ryan Shawcross and underwent successful surgery on Saturday evening.

"I expect it is deja vu for Arsenal's staff and will bring back memories for them," Baloch told the Daily Mirror.

"If you look at the pictures it is similar to where Eduardo was holding his leg.

"The Arsenal physios and doctors have seen this before though and it will be fresh in their minds.

"Arsenal's physios did a great job with Eduardo."

He added: "The mechanism of the injury is obviously similar with two players getting involved in a tackle and one player's foot hits the other's leg.

"Whenever any break has a significant bend in it, as his did, there is a possibility for a compound fracture but it is hard to tell if that happened to Ramsey as well."

Source: PA