Silva injured in car crash
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Former Uruguay striker Dario Silva has suffered serious injuries after a car crash.
Former Uruguay striker Dario Silva has suffered serious injuries after a car crash in his homeland.
Silva is currently in intensive care after crashing in Montevideo on Sunday.
The former Portsmouth striker underwent emergency surgery and it is feared he might have to have his lower right leg amputated.
Former Uruguay internationals Elbio Pappa and Dardo Pereira were also in the car but they suffered minor injuries.
The doctor treating Silva Mario Cancela admitted that the leg injury was a major worry.
"It's the condition of the leg which worries us," said Cancela.
"It's a very complex injury and a real risk."
Silva is currently without a club after leaving Portsmouth last February.