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Silva In Coma After Car Crash

Silva In Coma After Car Crash

Former Pompey forward Dario Silva is currently in a critical condition following a motor vehicle accident in Uruguay.

Having lost control of his car, the former Pompey and Uruguay International would plough into a series of streetlights in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. He would be admitted to La Espanola hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, with him now in a medically induced coma. Doctor Mario Cancela would say.

"He is a patient with multiple traumatisms, a cranium fracture and an exposed fracture of his right leg"

"He was operated on by Doctor Lopez and we are really worried about his leg."

"It is undergoing different tests and scans. The leg has suffered a very serious injury. The patient is under a pharmacological coma. Now, we are interested in saving his life."

Silva wasn't travelling alone, he would be accompanied by fellow former Uruguayan Internationals Elbio Pappa and Dardo Pereira, who escaped with only minor injuries.

33-year-old Silva arrived at Fratton Park on a free transfer from Sevilla in 2005, however Harry Redknapp would release him in February after he failed to really make an impact. He would score 3 goals in 15 games for the club, including his cracker against Charlton at Fratton Park and the winner in last seasons FA Cup third round tie with Ipswich Town.

Following his release Silva, who scored 15 goals in 49 Internationals, representing his country in the 2002 World Cup Finals, failed to find a new club, with reports suggesting he had gone into retirement following Uruguay's failure to qualify for the 2006 World Cup Finals in Germany.

Although I would be lying if I said I was Silva's biggest fan during his time at Fratton Park, I will not lie and say I was as many maybe would, I am sure I am not alone in wishing him, and his family all the very best during this traumatic time. Hopefully he can come through this accident and make a full and hopefully even complete recovery.

Our thoughts are with you Dario.

Sadly, as I had initially feared after reading what the Doctor's said, after my posting of this article I found out it has been revealed that in fact Silva has unfortunately had to have his right leg amputated, with him still fighting for his life...

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Date:Monday September 25 2006
Time: 4:02PM


Sadly it has been revealed since I wrote this aricle that Dario has unfortunately had to have his leg amputated...
25/09/2006 16:06:00
poor guy
retro hat
25/09/2006 16:25:00
Oh my god, sorry to hear that. Hope he pulls through!
25/09/2006 16:27:00
It's really sad isn't it, I just hope that he can pull through, even then it will be really hard for the guy but he'll have support all around him from his loved ones and the best wishes of people from all around the globe which will hopefully be of some comfort to him...
25/09/2006 16:29:00
Message to the fans. CAN WE SING A SONG FOR YOU.... Come on Boys lets sing for Dario tonight. He maybe in a coma but he should pull through and it would be nice for him to be told he was remembered at pompey when he was at his worst.
25/09/2006 16:53:00
nasty, read this early on skysports hope he gets well soon
green giant 12
25/09/2006 18:05:00
We know he never cracked it with us but this is terrible. Sincerely hope he comes back as a guest at Pompey one day.
25/09/2006 23:23:00
Your right pompeygray, he never really clicked, but he did seem to be working his butt of most of the time. Hope he pulls through. Get well soon Dario.
26/09/2006 11:12:00
he might not have been the greatest player who ever played for Pompey but he was a lovely bloke and scored a great header at Sunderland. i had the pleasure of meeting him when he played at Malaga. I watched him play against deportivo and scored a cracking 30 yarder. I think we should raise the money for him to come back to Fratton to watch a game when he recovers enough? what do you lot think?
The Rabbi
26/09/2006 12:55:00
Gave his all at a time when many didn't. No one deserves would he is going thru. We wish him a speedy recovery & hope he can rebuild his shattered life.
26/09/2006 19:02:00
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