Keeper Cudicini undergoes surgery

14 November 2009 03:26
Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has undergone wrist and pelvic surgery following his motorbike accident in east London on Thursday.The 36-year-old Italian fractured both his wrists and injured his pelvis in a collision with a car in Walthamstow. [LNB]Tottenham's head of medical services Wayne Diesel said: "Both specialists are extremely pleased with the result and expect a good recovery." [LNB]Diesel said Cudicini will be on forearm crutches "for about 12 weeks". [LNB]He added on the Tottenham website: "Carlo is in a lot less discomfort than before and is in good spirits. [LNB]"The splint on his left wrist has been removed and he now has full use of this wrist. He will remain in hospital for a few more days." [LNB]Police had described his injuries as "potentially life-changing" but Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said after the accident: "We are all sorry to hear about what has happened to Carlo. We are just relieved that the injuries that he sustained in the accident weren't more serious."[LNB] Have your say on the Cudicini accident Cudicini was signed by manager Redknapp on a free transfer from Chelsea in January 2009 and has made eight appearances standing in for the injured Heurelho Gomes this season. [LNB]He spent almost 10 years at Chelsea, making more than 200 appearances after signing for the west London club from Italian side Castel di Sangro, following brief spells at AC Milan and Lazio. His father Fabio was AC Milan's goalkeeper in the 1960s. [LNB]During his latter years at Chelsea, Cudicini played understudy to Peter Cech who visited the Italian in hospital on Friday. [LNB]"It is very sad but sometimes life brings unfortunate situations," Cech told Chelsea's official website. [LNB]"I think that everybody should keep fingers crossed for him to get well soon."

Source: BBC_Sport