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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Doctors have postponed surgery to the right foot
of national midfielder Keron Cummings today.
Cummings, 27, was shot while returning home
from a boat cruise lime around 2 am on Sunday at
Bagatelle, Diego Martin.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Cummings said yesterday
he was in extreme pain and discomfort.
Asked about why he believes he was shot, Cummings replied:
"I went to lime with some of the other national players and
when I reached home the gunman was waiting on me. I feel
because of my gold but I had on none that night and they
maybe just decided to shoot me instead."
Cummings said he was told that arrangements were being
made for a transfer to a private hospital for further medical
Cummings head coach at North East Stars, Roland Clarke
said the injured player, who remains warded at the Port-of-
Spain General Hospital, was in a depressed state because his
injury has caused him a major set back in his career.
Clarke said that not only would the 27-year-old be missing
out on the Copa América Centenario qualifying play-offs against
Haiti on January 8, next year in Panama City, Panama but also
his first signing with Orlando City in Florida, United States.
"The guys, his teammates met this morning (yesterday) in
camp and they are in a sombre mood. Keron is really the life
of the camp and you can see how this has had an impact on
them but they had to pull themselves together and do what
needs to be done," Clarke said.
Clarke, who was on his way to visit Cummings at the hospital
said that the surgery had been postponed until Wednesday.
"It is because the bullet is still lodged in his leg. The bone
is also broken and they are trying to achieve some sort of sta-
bilisation before they proceed to operate," Clarke said.
President of the T&T Football Association, David John
Williams said in spite of the attack on Cummings, there was
no need to increase security around the other national play-
ers.Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, John Williams
said: "There is no evidence to suggest that security should be
beefed up around the other players at this time."
John Williams described the incident as very unfortunate.
"This is so sad and unfortunate and it could happen to
anyone. It could happen to you and it could happen to me,"
John Williams said.
Cummings was dropped off near Bagatelle and was heading
to the home of a woman when he was approached by a masked
gunman, who shot him in the leg before running off.
According to an investigating officer, some headway has been
made into the investigations but was unwilling to divulge any
information as the probe had reached a sensitive stage.
Investigations are continuing.
after my gold
Do you agree with the
8/10 pass mark given to
police officers for their
performance in 2015?
Very good, I agree,
the way things
happening in this
country, it really
should be 10 out of
10. But I agree they
doing some good
work, even though
more still needs to
No not at all,
I don't agree
Not enough is
being done as
far as the
in this country.
Just look at the
court houses and
Not 100 per cent
agree with that,
because there are
those (police) who
go beyond the call
of duty and
deserve an even
higher pass mark
and then there are
those who fall
short of even half
mark. So on
average I would
give them a seven.
doing a good
job man. I mean
in most fields
there is room
but I would say
Yeah they react
well in most
from what I have
seen, is overall
may have. What
they need to
improve on is the
area of forensics
and evidence and
it will place them
a step further in
their bid to curb or
eliminate crime in
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