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LONDON---Millwall s T&T
winger Carlos Edwards is facing
nearly a year on the sidelines
after undergoing "detailed" knee
surgery to correct damaged lig-
The 35-year-old fell awkwardly
during the south-east London
club s nil-all draw with Notting-
ham Forest a fortnight ago and
had to be stretchered off.
Tests showed he had suffered
cruciate and lateral ligament dam-
age and a ruptured hamstring
"He ll be out for a minimum
of nine months but it will prob-
ably be 12 months. It was a freak
injury," Millwall manager Ian Hol-
"But apart from the horrible,
traumatic injury that Carlos has
suffered, the surgeon is very
pleased with his knee. The joint
itself is as good as anybody s.
There is no reason why the oper-
ation won t work."
He added: "He s a very intel-
ligent and fit boy and he s very
dedicated. There s no reason why
he can t get back playing. Every-
body is gutted for him because
he s made a big difference. He s
a big part of the squad and very
Edwards signed a one-year deal
at Millwall in May, following a
three-month loan spell at the club
in which he scored one goal in
A right winger who has con-
verted to right back, Edwards has
made already made eight appear-
ances for Millwall this season in
the League Championship, Eng-
land s second tier.
"Carlos had a detailed knee
operation...it was long and
involved full reconstructive sur-
gery to his ligaments," club physio
Bobby Bacic said recently.
"He will remain on crutches
and in a brace for the next six
weeks. We will then take it stage
by stage. The surgeon was very
pleased at the end of the operation
and Carlos is in a positive frame
Edwards was a member of the
historic Trinidad and Tobago
squad which qualified for the Fifa
World Cup in Germany eight years
Edwards facing layoff after knee surgery
T&T swimming ace, George Bovell III was not
among the field of competitors when the
FINA/Mastbank Swimming World Cup 2014
resumed after a four-week break with the third of
seven legs at the Victoria Park Swimming Pool,
Hong Kong, yesterday.
This after the four-time Olympian opted to skip
the meet and the fourth leg in Moscow, Russia on
Saturday and Sunday, and will next tackle the fifth
leg in Beijing Chine, from October 24- 25.
The 31-year-old was listed to compete in three
events in Hong Kong, the 50 metres breastroke and
100m individual medley yesterday as well as the
50m freestyle today, however he did not travel to
Asia as was expected by the organisers and is currently
training in the USA.
He explained, "I had some problems in travelling
to Hong Kong as well as it being too expensive as
the oragnisers are not providing assistance with travel
or accommodation as some other meets do."
With regards to the next leg in Russia on the week-
end, Bovell said his participation was also very highly
unlikely as he was still awaiting on the letter of invi-
tation from the organisers to apply for his Russian
A double gold and silver medal winner so far from
six starts this season in the World Cup, Bovell says
he expects to leave the US this weekend and will
resume competition in Cyprus from October and
continue until the year ends.
Over the first two World Cup legs, in Doha, Qatar
(August 27-28) and Dubai, United Arab Emirates
(August 31 - September 1), Bovell, a five-time NCCA
champion has won both 100m IM gold medals.
First he took spot in Doha in 52.80 seconds followed
by Leith Shankland (53.77) and Austrian Martin
Spitzer (54.77) and followed with a faster swim in
Dubai, 51.79 ahead of American duo, Thomas Shields
(52.14) and Cody Miller (52.46).
A two-time World Championship medallist, Bovell
has two silver medals from his two finals in the 50m
freestyle, both won by American Josh Schneider, in
Doha (21.07) and Dubai (21.11), respectively.
In Doha, Bovell was joint second with Poland s
Konrad Czerniak in 21.43 while a few days later in
Dubai, he took second in 21.39 while Finland s Ari-
Pekka Liukkonen got bronze in 21.29.
He also has two tenth placed finishes in the 50m
breaststroke with times of 27.51 and 27.16 respec-
The four medals won by Bovell in the first two
legs has carried his three-year World Cup medal
haul to 33 medals (12 gold, 14 silver and seven bronze).
Last year, Bovell won 13 medals (one gold, five
silver, seven bronze) while he captured 16 medals
(nine gold and seven silver) in 2012.
The fourth leg is set for Saturday and Sunday in
Moscow, Russia (October 4-5) followed by stops in
Beijing, China (October 24-25); Tokyo, Japan (October
28-29); and Singapore (November 1-2) ahead of the
12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m),
in Doha from December 3---7, 2014.
Bovell opts out Hong
Kong, Moscow splashes
T&T's George Bovell III, shows off his gold medal captured in the men's 100m individual medley final (52.80
seconds) alongside training partner Spain's Miguel Ortiz-Canavate Ozeki when the 2014 FINA/Mastabank
Swimming World Cup splashed off at the Hamad Aquatic Centre, Al Aziziyah, Doha, Qatar last month.
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