Oguchi Onyewu Undergoes Successful Surgery to Repair Ruptured Patellar Tendon
Rehabilitation Began Wednesday and is Expected to Take Approximately Six Months
Oct. 22, 2009
U.S. National Team and A.C. Milan defender Oguchi Onyewu underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee. U.S. Soccer physician Dr. Bert Mandlebaum performed the one-hour surgery in Los Angeles, describing the surgery as a “complete success.” Onyewu suffered the injury in the 83rd minute of the USA’s 2-2 draw against Costa Rica on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.
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Onyewu immediately began rehabilitation exercises, and will continue with the first portion of his recovery in the United States. The rehabilitation process is expected to take approximately six months.