Togo goalkeeper improving

2010-01-11 14:11
Kodjovi "Dodji" Obilale (AFP)

Johannesburg - South African doctors say they will leave bullet fragments in the stomach of Togo goalkeeper Kodjovi "Dodji" Obilale because it could cause more damage if they try to remove them.

Obilale was shot in the lower back on Friday when gunmen attacked the bus carrying Togo's national team to Angola for the African Cup of Nations. The bullet and fragments lodged in his stomach.

Doctors say it is too soon to say whether Obilale will recover enough to play again, but they are optimistic. Trauma specialist Ken Boffard says Obilale's condition improved from serious a day earlier to good on Monday.

Three people were killed and eight injured in the attack.


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