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Gedo set for Al-Ahly return following successful operation
Gedo went under the knife on Monday in a successful operation on his injured foot, and is expected to return to Al-Ahly after two weeks.
28-year-old Mohamed Nagy ‘Gedo’, who has been suffering from a persistent foot injury that kept him out of most of the second half of his six-month spell at Hull City, is set to return to home to start a rehabilitation programme with the Cairo giants.
After a brilliant start to life at the KC Stadium, scoring five goals in his first six games, things really started to slow down for Gedo; clearly, something was physically wrong. The Egyptian striker aggravated a an old foot injury with Hull before featuring in a league clash against Bristol City last month to further worsen the problem, despite Al-Ahly club doctor Ehab Ali warning the club he should be rested for two months.
In an interview with Ahly’s satellite channel, Hull chairman Assem Allam promised to cover the expenses of the Egypt forward’s surgery, but denied that his club’s management are to blame for the long-term injury.
“There is no football manager in England, whether Steve Bruce or anyone else, who dares or accepts to field a player with an injury… Even if it is minor,” the Tigers’ Egyptian owner said.
“Anyway, Gedo was very worried to return to Egypt for treatment and I promised him that even if his surgery cost millions, he won’t leave here unless he is 100% fit.”
After consultation from top doctors he under went the operation on Monday in the UK where he was operated on by one of the top foot doctors in the world.
Gedo was very pleased following the operation and said it went fantastically well. He tweeted: “Elhamdullah (thank God) feeling very relieved after the operation… looking forward to coming back stronger than ever inshallah (if God wills).”
The Egypt international is expected to make a full recovery and should start fitness training by the beginning of preseason, but the Cairo giants announced he’s set to return to Ahly within two weeks, after the end of his six-month loan with the Tigers.
“Gedo will return to Cairo after two weeks following a successful foot operation,” Ahly said in a statement on its official website on Tuesday.
“The player departed the hospital in England and will start a rehabilitation programme until leaving for Egypt,” the statement concluded.
Gedo was hopeful for a permanent deal with Hull, but his future at the KC Stadium remains unclear, especially following the resignation of Al-Ahly coach Hossam El-Badry, who initially hinted Gedo’s loan could be made permanent.
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