Dario Silva loses leg

Montevideo, September 26 :

Uruguayan former international footballer Dario Silva lost the lower part of his left leg in an operation following a car accident.

Silva is now in the hospital’s intensive care unit in a medically induced coma. He also suffered a head injury. Doctor Mario Cancela of Montevideo’s Asociacion Espanola Hospital said that Silva would not suffer any further infections.

Silva was driving his minivan in Montevideo when it hit a lamppost on Sunday. Former footballers Elbio Pappa and Dardo Pereira — who were also in the van — suffered bruises.

Silva played 58 games for Uruguay and was also a member of Uruguay in the 2002 World Cup. In club level, he played for Defensor Sporting and Penarolin in Uruguay and Spanish teams Espanyol, Malaga and Sevilla and Italian team Cagliari. His last club before retiring was England’s Portsmouth.