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Kano Pillars defender Ogbonnaya speaks after operation

23 July 2015, 16:00

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 feet soon.

"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 News24.

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