Hammad: Proud of SEHA Efforts and We Wish Quick Return for Gabriel

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Gabriel Undergoes Successful Surgery in Al Ain and to be Missed for 6 Weeks

Brazilian player Fernando Gabriel, a player of Hatta club, underwent a successful operation yesterday at Al Ain Hospital after suffering a multiple fracture of the shoulder bone during his team’s match against Al Ain, held at Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in the first round of the Arabian Gulf Cup.

In the game ended with 2 goals in every net, Gabriel was one of the stars, scoring the second goal of his from a free-kick. His coach had to replace him in the 61st minute of the match and he was taken directly from the field to Al Ain hospital.

Dr. Basil Masoud, an orthopedic surgery and accidents consultant, who performed the surgery, said: “The injury required urgent surgical intervention to stabilize the fracture by a titanium slide, in line with the latest international medical standards, adding that the player needs four to six weeks to return to the field again.”

H.E. Mohamed Obeid Hammad, Board Member of Al Ain Football Club, Supervisor of the A & B teams, expressed his sincere wishes to Gabriel Fernando to return strongly to the field, strengthening his attacking team’s strength.

Hammad praised the efforts of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company “SEHA”, which formed an integrated medical team to follow up the condition of the player before his arrival at the accident center and followed all the medical procedures and treatment that are universally recognized after the assessment of the situation in a comprehensive manner.

He continued: “We are proud of the efforts made by “SEHA” company, its medical staff and advanced therapeutic technology in addition to the high capabilities and excellent equipment of the operation rooms equipped according to the latest international standards.
On his part, H.E. Ali Mohammed Obeid Al Badawi, Chairman of Hatta Club and Chairman of the Football Company, praised the remarkable and wonderful cooperation by Al Ain club.

He said: “It is not unusual for Al Ain what we have seen from everyone there before, during and after the game and their keenness to check on the player since he was transferred to the hospital until the moment he left Al Ain.

Al-Badawi also praised the efforts exerted by “SEHA” to perform the surgery in a “record time” and with high medical skills.