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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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Adams loses leg
In another disheartening development on the health of former national youth and senior footballer Akeem Adams, reports out of Hungary are that the 22-year-old has had the lower part of his left leg amputated on Monday night due to a failure of blood supply to the limb. According to information attained on Adams’ club, Ferencvaros’ official website, this development was a consequence of a massive heart attack suffered on September 25, while Adams was alone in his apartment. The report stated: “Akeem Adams, 22-year-old player of Ferencvárosi Torna Club went through a life saving surgery this night, during which his lower left limb has been amputated due to the mortification of limb muscles.
“This unfortunate event is the consequence of the player’s massive heart attack suffered one and a half week ago and the complication arised due to the collapse of his circulation. This surgery prevented the immediate threat to life. The surgery was successful, the circulation of Akeem Adams is stabilized but his condition is still dangerous, life threatening.” The T&T Football Association also sent a release on an update of the situation yesterday. “Reports indicate that the 22-year-old player continues to be in critical conditions and doctors are doing their best to improve his condition. The TTFA is asking the general public to keep Akeem and is family in their prayers and thoughts.”
The TTFA added that support for Adams can be offered through the purchase of an Akeem Adams Heart of a Warrior T-Shirt available at all Native Spirit stores at a price of $100. T&T’s senior team will play an international friendly against New Zealand next Tuesday, of which part proceeds will go toward a fund set up in assistance for Adams. Tickets are available at Kenny’s Sports Centre (all locations), All Out Sports Bar, Law 5 Sports Bar (Chaguanas), More Vino (Woodbrook and San Fernando), The Fan Club Movietowne (POS and Gulf City) and the Tobago FA Office, Fairfield Complex, Tobago.
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