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Get Better Soon Wilf

Wilf, get better soon from all at Vital Villa.

The unlucky Dutch international left-back was left in agony as he dislocated his right ankle during a challenge in the match v Odense.

The players who came over to the bench looked distraught and you could clearly see from my pitch level view Wilfred Bouma's ankle at a different angle to his leg. Ouch.

The good news is that Martin O'Neill has confirmed that Bouma has dislocated his right ankle, not great but much better than a break which is what it looked like at the time.

O'Neill told 'The doctor is back from the hospital and says it's a dislocation. Thankfully the skin isn't broken, which is really good news. They've re-set it and he's now in plaster. It's obviously a serious injury to a player who's been playing exceptionally well - he had a great, great season last year and he will be missed. The players are going to visit him tonight and we wish him all the very best and the injury is a big blow to us.'

Chin up Wilf, get well soon.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 26 2008
Time: 8:46PM


let's hope he's fit soon to play, he's a solid performer!
26/07/2008 20:50:00
brings back bad memories of when I first joined Vital and fell down four steps dislocating my left ankle, breaking it, snapping a tendon and also breaking the little bone at the back of my leg. I'd only been doing Vital Chelsea for three days!
26/07/2008 20:52:00
Yeah thank god its only a dislocation. Memories of Eduardo flooded back at the time. Best wishes Wilf, get back soon.
The Usual Suspect
26/07/2008 20:54:00
Looked horrible at the time, but thankfully not a break, Get well soon!
26/07/2008 20:59:00
Anyone know how long a dislocation can put a player out for? Get better soon Wilf, we need you.
26/07/2008 21:05:00
i went 2 the game decent preformance 2. but got home swithched on the recordin 2 look at the injury and i have never heard him scream like that must have been in agony then.. get well soon.. bouma bouma bouma
26/07/2008 21:14:00
I was sat near the dugout awell and it looked like an eduardo from where i was,Thankfully it wasn`t but it is still a bad one,Get well soon freddie the unsung hero of last season imo.
26/07/2008 21:35:00
i thought he'd pulled a luc nilis, that was a real nasty one
26/07/2008 22:42:00
I initially thought it was a Odense player as Wilf's tackle looked wreckless on the friend I was watching it with seemed to think a dislocation takes longer to heal than a clean break, which I'm not sure about??? Gutted for him. Get well soon Wilf.
26/07/2008 22:55:00
It's his right foot though, so not his kicking foot which is a better I suppose?
26/07/2008 22:58:00
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