Injured Fred close to field return for Fluminense

13:16, September 18, 2010      

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The Fluminense soccer team announced on Friday that their star striker Fred is close to full recuperation from his left calf injury.

The athlete has missed nearly two months of action with his latest injury. Fred's injury caused the team's head doctor Michael Simoni to quit last week.

Simoni decided to step down after Fred openly accused the doctor of not giving him enough attention or assistance to recover in a timely fashion. Simoni responded by saying he was disappointed in Fred and alleged that the athlete was making much more of the injury than was necessary.

After a recent magnetic resonance image (MRI) taken in the city of Belo Horizonte, Fred's home town, Fluminense received the results on Friday, showing that the injury is in the final stages of scaring.

The good news could bring the athlete back to team practice next week. Fred re-injured his calf on July 25 against Botafogo.

This year alone, he has missed nearly five months of action due to injuries. In the Brazilian Championship, he has scored only four goals.

Source: Xinhua


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