Lagos - Kano Pillars FC defender Reuben Ogbonnaya has
expressed confidence to make a comeback within weeks after he went under the
knife due to a knee injury that has made him see few minutes of action in the
first stanza of the Glo Premier League.
The big defender who joined defending champions, Kano
Pillars early this season from El-Kanemi Warriors spoke to News24 from his
hospital bed about the surgery, the recovery process and the likely time he'll
be back on his feet.
Having moved to Kano Pillars, Reuben Ogbonnaya hasn't really
seen enough action in the colours of Pillars. A big scare occurred along Abuja-
Lokoja road while the team was travelling to honour a week one league fixture
against Heartland (Owerri). Ogbonnaya was hit in the head by armed robbers, an
incident that left a couple of Kano Pillars players injured.
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After he got off that harsh experience, he made a couple of
attempts to get back into the field but the injury (bullet wounds) sustained
didn't allow him full expression.
"Yes, I had an operation on my knee and I'm thankful to
God that it was successful,” Ogbonnaya told News24.
The defender, who is likely to be discharged on Saturday
July 25, 2015, said that he is recovering well and hopes to get back on his
"I had the operation on Saturday July 18, 2015 at the
Trinity Orthopedic Hospital here in Kano and as I speak to you I'm recuperating
well. The doctor told me that I might be discharged from the hospital on Saturday
and that I'll return to action in eight weeks’ time, “Ogbonnaya confirmed to
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