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Paralympic: Opeyemi’s Surgery Successful

25 Apr 2012

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Chief Patrick Ekeji, NSC Director General

Special Sports’ power lifter, Jegede Opeyemi Bambo who was discovered to have a large para-umbilical hernia during the qualifiers for the London Paralympic Games has undergone a successful surgery at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital (LUTH)

The Director of Press of the National Sports Commission, Mr Tony Ohaeri confirmed Tuesday that Miss Jegede, who qualified for the Games despite the umbilical hernia, will resume light training for the competition after five weeks from the April 6 date of her surgery.

“The surgeons who carried out the operation said that she can continue with normal training after seven weeks of rehabilitation and be ready for the games. Her recovery programme is being managed by the NSC Medical team and they have assured that Jegede will be fit enough to train and compete at the Paralympic Games in London,” observed the NSC spokesman.

Miss Jegede was discovered to have the hernia during the medical examination of athletes for the qualifying competition by the International Power-lifting Federation but the medical team of the NSC managed the problem so well that she was able to compete and qualify.

It was after her qualification that the NSC organised for her to undergo a successful surgery at LUTH.

Tags: Sports, Nigeria, Patrick Ekeji, Paralympic

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