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Medical report

Moussa’s medical report

For the next few weeks, in Mali, Moussa Diarra will continue with his recovery from the surgery on the fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot.

The homegrown central defender suffered a Jones fracture, which dissected an artery feeding the bone. The lack of blood in this section of the bone makes recovery extremely difficult, so surgery was chosen to accelerate the recovery process. The player had the fracture stabilised with a screw to increase the chances of consolidation. Despite the satisfactory operation, the recovery has not been positive due to the special characteristics of this fracture, which is different from other metatarsal fractures.

Three and a half months after Moussa underwent surgery, biological therapy was used to promote healing. Now almost five months since the operation, the bone has partially adhered, and the screw was removed in case it interfered with consolidation. Subsequently, the Malaguista defender has continued with specific physiotherapy exercises, and will continue to do so.

The player is returning to his home country, where he’ll stay for the next few weeks, to continue with the conservative treatment established and prescribed by the Club's Medical Services, waiting for the bone to complete the healing process. If this were not the case, a new operation would be undertaken to stabilise the fracture and place a bone graft.

Málaga Club de Fútbol hopes that Moussa's recovery process will be a success, and we’ll soon see our player back on the pitch.