Cudicini released from hospital

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Carlo Cudicini has been discharged from hospital following his horror road accident last week.

Cudicini suffered a double wrist fructure as well as fracturing his pelvis after being involved in an accident on his motorbike.

The Italian stopper underwent surgery on his right wrist and pelvis last friday, which went went successfully.

Cudicini is now mobile again, albeit with the aid of forearm crutches and told the Tottenham Hotspur offical website how positive he is over his progress and how grateful he is for the messages of support received from the fans.

“The current position is that the operations went very well and I am already moving my wrist.

“This morning I met the hand surgeon and he would like to see me again on December 18 and, if everything is okay, I will no longer need any protection on the right wrist and I will be able to move it like the other one.

“Regarding the pelvis, I am still waiting to see the surgeon later on, but from what he said to me last time, he would like to check on me every month and at the end of the 12 weeks, now 11, I will be able to move without the crutches and free to begin my preparations.”

Cudicini has no intention of sitting around moping however and intends to get back into an exercise routine as soon as possible.

“With the physios I am sure we will find things to keep me busy.

“As long as I don’t put too much weight on the right leg I am able to do everything. Probably swimming is going to be the most effective exercise and the best thing for me in terms of cardio as well. The movement and work is always good.”

Cudicini also expressed his delight at receiving so many messages of support from supporters and friends in football.

“You don’t want to have an accident like this to check out how many people love you! But I have to say that the response has been unbelievable and I have received many emails and cards from Tottenham and Chelsea fans, people who work at both clubs – and also from people who don’t support Tottenham or Chelsea. All in all it has been a touching reaction from people who support football in general.

“I want to thank everybody because, for sure, it has made me feel much, much better.

“Of course it has been a difficult week, but the people here (Princess Grace Hospital) have been fantastic. The nurses and doctors have been so kind and have been so nice every time I have needed anything. They are always smiling and have made my time here so comfortable. I really want to thank them.”

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