National Footballer loses left leg in life saving surgery


Akeem1[]National footballer Akeem Adams, 22, had his left leg amputated on Monday night during what was described as a life saving surgery.

Adams, who plays professionally with Hungarian first division team, Ferencvárosi, suffered a massive heart attack last month and was listed as being in critical condition.

A release posted on the team’s official website,, stated: “Akeem Adams, 22-year-old player of Ferencvárosi Torna Club went through a life saving surgery this night, during which his lower left limb has been amputated due to the mortification of limb muscles.

This unfortunate event is the consequence of the player’s massive heart attack suffered one and a half week ago and the complication arose due to the collapse of his circulation. This surgery prevented the immediate threat to life.

The surgery was successful, the circulation of Akeem Adams is stabilized but his condition is still dangerous, life threatening”.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), in a media release, listed the complication suffered by Adams as necrosis, a form of cell injury that results in the premature death of cells in living tissue.

Necrosis is caused by factors external to the cell or tissue, such as infection, toxins, or trauma and is almost always detrimental and can be fatal.

The TTFA is asking the general public to keep Adams and his family in their prayers and thoughts.

Support for Adams can be offered through purchasing the Akeem Adams Heart of a Warrior T Shirt priced at $100 and now available at all Native Spirit stores.

The TTFA also plan to donate all proceeds from the upcoming friendly international football match against New Zealand to the Akeem Adams fund. [Trinidad Express]



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