Eduardo doesn’t remember much, thank goodness

Eduardo doesn’t remember much, thank goodness

Just a quick update on the Eduardo da Silva injury situation. According to all reports the surgery that was completed on his leg was a success and he should be able to play football again, although he will definitely miss the rest of the season and the Euro 2008 tournament.

Eduardo also revealed that he does not remember much of the the incident and was quick to thank his family and friends as well as everyone linked in with the Arsenal Football Club for their support during the last couple of days. The Arsenal striker’s comments were published on the club’s official website but I thought I’d include them in full here as well:

Eduardo’s surgery was a success“I don’t remember the incident very well and it is not something that I want to see again on television or in the newspapers. All I remember is that when I fell, I looked down at my foot and it had turned the other way. The rest is just a blank. It was an unfortunate situation but these things can happen in football.
“I am unsure at the moment of the extent of the injury and how long I will be out of action for but I know that I won’t be able to play for Arsenal for the rest of the season or be ready in time for the Euros this summer.
But I’m not worried about that. My concentration and determination is on making as quick a recovery as possible. I am determined to overcome this injury.
“I would like to thank the medical team here at Arsenal for their efforts as well as the staff at Selly Oak Hospital who carried out the operation on Saturday night. Everyone there made me feel as comfortable as possible. 
I would also like to say how touched I am by the many messages of support I have received and to be surrounded by my loved ones at this time.”

All I can say is that I wish Eduardo all the best in his rehabilitation. He seems like an absolute gentleman and his comments about not worrying about Euro 208 and only concentrating on making as strong a recovery speak volumes about his mature perspective on the whole situation.

As I said earlier I haven’t really got my head around the whole incident but I will be posting a detailed article on my thoughts of the Eduardo injury and what it means for the game later today. In the meantime I think it would be nice to hear the readers of the blog to wish Eduardo all the best in his recovery, so if you get the time I’d certainly encourage you leave some positive comments today. Cheers in advance.

What do you think?

Have your say on Eduardo’s injury by leaving a comment.


33 Responses to “Eduardo doesn’t remember much, thank goodness”

  1. majestyk
    February 25, 2008 at 8:57 am #

    All the best Eddy –

    Our thoughts are with you

  2. matt
    February 25, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    I’m so glad he is well in himself,as i realy worried about his mental thoughts on it and how it would affect him.I’m also so glad that he will be able to play again and become the star he would become for the arsenal.I’m one of the biggest arsenal fans out there and when he got hurt it was like someone close to me had,so i couldnt realy stop thinking about.As for the tackle i think the guy should get a big ban,as it will happen again and the FA have too stop these challenges!Eduardo i wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing more goals from

  3. Little c
    February 25, 2008 at 9:11 am #

    I have to say how impressed i am with how he has reacted to this if just wants to get better and get back out there which i beleive he will do in no time. It’s good that he doesn’t remember much unfortunatly i and many other fans do. Get well soon

  4. C-Bass
    February 25, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    Best wishes Eduardo. The best is still yet to come mate.

  5. will
    February 25, 2008 at 9:20 am #

    i agree with matt eduardo seems very composed mentally considering the severity of the injury. i play myself and see challenges like that week in week out. i’m a die hard spurs fan but this goes way above rivalry – eduardo is a quality player and i’m sure he’ll show us that again. all the best mate, my thoughts are with you.

  6. Spanish Fry
    February 25, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    Cheers Will, congratulations on the Carling Cup win last night.

  7. michael
    February 25, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    Get well soon. Win him his medal boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Deami
    February 25, 2008 at 9:29 am #

    All the very best Eduardo i wish you a speedy recovery and wait to see your special talent on the pitch again.

  9. matt
    February 25, 2008 at 9:29 am #

    Cheers will,Congrats today.Deserved!I think the lads should now go out and play there socks off and win the league for eddy! come on lads.

  10. Danish Gooner
    February 25, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    Couldnt agree more.

  11. jaymes
    February 25, 2008 at 9:51 am #


  12. Kresimir
    February 25, 2008 at 9:56 am #

    My dear Dudu, today I was walking through your Zagreb, and all you could hear was people saying your name… The city is so sad, my friend… We all hope you’ll get back to the pitch again soon. Your Zagreb is with you… And don’t forget – “Nema predaje!”

  13. Clockend Lloydie
    February 25, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    God bless, Dudu! We’re going to win the league for you!

  14. Thfcme
    February 25, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    The accident was terrible, and when these things happen, it doesn’t matter who you support. Good Luck to Eduardo – he will return stronger than ever.

  15. hallster
    February 25, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    Wishing you the best through your recovery. It shows great character of a person to be so positive after going through such a hard time. Now is the time for all Gunners to stand together for Dudu and show their determination. We have been tested many times this season and this is just another test that we’ll get through. Get well soon Dudu. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Patience, Zimbabwe
    February 25, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    I wish you a miracle Ed cuz am a fan and i believe in you. You show me how great you are on the pitch. M totally distraught with this injury and wish you a quick needed recovery. Take great care and i hope to see you again doing what you always wanted to do – living your dream. It doesn’t matter when, but miracles can happen and you deserve one. God bless you

  17. Jay
    February 25, 2008 at 10:53 am #

    Lets win the Premier League for Eduardo. Lets lift a trophy in his name! In his first season as a Gunner let him know how much we love him and even though is badly injured, we are all still thinking of him and will not stop until he puts on that red jersey and slots another ball in another net. The Premier League trophy is coming to the Emirates and its all with the spirit of Eduardo. I hope you have a speedy recovery Eduardo, We will all miss you!

  18. ellis lui
    February 25, 2008 at 12:19 pm #

    edu, pls get well soon and play again with arsenal team mates soon. pls do not leave and work hard with arsenal, u will be success in this team

  19. gooner jimmy
    February 25, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    get well soon edu,gooners will miss u,come on lads show us wot u r made of by winning the preimership and champion league.

  20. Gooner from pakistan
    February 25, 2008 at 1:37 pm #

    Dudu’s comments show how gr8 a person he is. Hope he recovers well and fast to grace the GROVE again. As for the tackle, many so-called analyst are coming in the defence of Martin Taylor that the tackle was not malicious. I know no football player would like to end a player’s career. But if you’re a defender and you can’t tackle properly what you’r doing on the pitch. Why it’s like if I can’t kick the ball I’ll kick the player.

  21. otariq
    February 25, 2008 at 1:47 pm #

    If this kind of foul was committed on Wayne Rooney the English Press would be in an uproar (You would all call for the banning of non English players). This kind of injury was a long time coming. Remember Abou Diaby about two years ago, this is the second time in two years an Arsenal player have suffered such injury. Arsene is correct when he said that there is a notion out there that to defeat Arsenal is to kick Arsenal. The Manager of Birmingham state before the game that they would have to put steel to Arsenal and this is exactly what Matt Taylor did to Da Silva. I don’t think he intended to hurt the lad but when managers request of there player to be physical with another team, what do you expect to happen?
    Sorry to say but your brand of Football is now close to Rugby. This is exactly why Jose Reyes left the Premiership because of the brutality.
    As much as I love Arsenal I think I will now turn my attention to the Spanish league where they play real football not American Football.

    This commentary is a joke, I hate to say this but the only why this will change in the Premiership is if Wayne Rooney or some other English boy is injury in such a manner.

    You should have shown the entire injury from the moment Taylor leaped at Da Silva and tell me if he did not intend to put Steel to the Lad like his Manager requested.

  22. otariq
    February 25, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Forgive my ranting above please, I’m just so pissed after reading the Daily Telegraph. The British press is a Joke.

  23. knightman
    February 25, 2008 at 4:31 pm #


  24. Hrvoje
    February 25, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    i wish you speed recovery. we all in Croatia remember your great games for our nation wide and for our Dinamo. i hope you will get well very soon cause you are the best and you will forever be in heart of every real Dinamo fan.
    the football fields of the world waiting for you to score some great goals like you have dun till now on your way. so please get back soon and show to the world how great you are and i hope one day i will have a privileg to see you again in blue shirt of our Dinamo.
    best regards and NO SURENDER (NEMA PREDAJE),

    Hrvoje BBB Koprivnica

  25. lemaiyan ole
    February 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm #

    kenya’s arsenal fans wish Eduardo quick recovery.the gunners will win medals this season and dedicate to Eduardo. we shall miss your beautiful game. quick recovery ‘dudu’.

  26. Arsenal Credit Card
    February 25, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    I guess the morphine given helps ease the pain.

    And it’s not surprise someone with such a brutal attack from an opposition pass out a little bit.

    You’re right otariq. If this happen to Man Utd players, it would be different.

    It’s pity Eduardo is a new guy in England. Credit to to him for proven his worth in such a short time.

    I hate the double standard in this country.

  27. Ed
    February 25, 2008 at 6:44 pm #

    edu we wish u speedy rehabilitation

  28. tom
    February 25, 2008 at 7:07 pm #


  29. AndreaR
    February 25, 2008 at 11:10 pm #

    Good luck Dudu, I’m sure you’ll be back stronger than ever..

  30. stacey obray
    February 26, 2008 at 2:10 am #

    hey i hope you get better soon cuz we will all miss ya in the games i hope we can win it for you

    hope it goes ok on the operation hope to see ya back next season

    all the best and wishes
    arsenals biggest fan

  31. andrija - croatia
    February 26, 2008 at 5:12 am #

    Dear Dudu’
    I wish u the fastest recover. Whole Croatia is talking about you and you are not just great player but also a great man, father, husband… Croatia is with you…

  32. karen weaver
    February 26, 2008 at 5:42 am #

    all good wishes edu. looking forward so much to seing you play again. hope you have a speedy recovery.

  33. estetik
    March 26, 2008 at 10:11 pm #

    I wish good luck for edu. I hope he will recover soon.

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