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January 11, 2011
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Gonzalo Higuaín’s surgery was a success!  He was operated on today by Dr. Richard Fessler at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, accompanied by Dr. Carlos Díez and Dr. Daniel Armando Martínez, the team doctor from the Argentine national team.  He’ll spend the night in the hospital, and be allowed to check out on Wednesday.  Pipita’s father Jorge aka Pipa told Marca that “everything went well.”  Gonzalo was in the operating room for three hours, although the operation itself only took one hour and 15 minutes.  He’ll stay in Chicago for one more week for check-ups.

Dr. Fessler said the operation was a success, but that it would take four months until Higuaín is ready to return to the field, at which point the player will be 95%, since the total recovery period is a year.  Gonzalo can begin stretching in one week and running in two to three weeks, and start training in two months time.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. amouria permalink
    January 11, 2011 23:58

    Success? this is the best news, i was afraid that (god forbid) he won’t walk again given the seriousness of the operation.
    No rush baby, your health is our trophy…

  2. LaBlanca permalink
    January 12, 2011 00:20

    I miss him badly! But important now is that he recovers well. I wish him all the best for that!

    Fuerza Gonza, todo va a salir bien!

  3. Canederli permalink
    January 12, 2011 01:48

    Thank g-d that it all went so well. Here’s hoping for a quick and total recovery.

  4. saeda permalink
    January 12, 2011 02:15

    Poor guy! I wish him the best of luck; darn if only Chicago wasn’t 10 hours away from here 😦 boo travel distances

  5. Marie permalink
    January 12, 2011 02:38

    *sigh of relief*
    Thank goodness 🙂

  6. Maddi permalink
    January 12, 2011 02:40

    YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so relieved!!! Get well prontoPipita!!!!

  7. ebrahim permalink
    January 12, 2011 05:05

    😀

  8. January 12, 2011 06:13

    Alhamdulillah.. take your time to recover Pipita.. Because we love you!

  9. Deb permalink
    January 12, 2011 07:32

    Well you will all be glad to know that the Chicago Tribune FINALLY put 2 articles in the paper today about Pipita’s surgery.

    Oddly enough, they weren’t posted until 1 p.m. here…only 5 hours after I turned in the tip. My country is so lame when it comes to soccer! pfft

  10. HermosaChica permalink
    January 12, 2011 14:20

    Ohh thank God! I’m so relieved! Now for the recovery stage. I really really do miss him but there’s no rush. I’d much rather wait a long time to make sure he’s completely healed. Get well Pipita!

  11. IsaBella permalink
    January 12, 2011 17:16

    ay four months of recovery that’s a long time…. 😦 no return this season then, but I’m glad everything went well.

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