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Hearts of Oak: Aziz Nurudeen goes under the knife in South Africa for thigh injury

Midfielder finally having his surgery five months after setback.

Hearts of Oak have announced that tenacious midfielder Abdul Aziz Nurudeen will finally undergo corrective surgery on his thigh Thursday.

The 24-year-old missed a good chunk of the 2021/22 season, making just 13 appearances in both the Ghana Premier League (GPL) and FA Cup competition.

Aziz has been out since May 7 when he featured in Hearts of Oak’s 1-1 draw away to Bechem United in the GPL.

The 2022/23 campaign got off with little official information about the defensive midfielder’s situation until Wednesday, October 5 when the Phobians announced that “doctors working on him have given him the green light for his surgery to be conducted.”

“A confirmed medical report indicates that the player will undergo thigh surgery at the Netcare Linksfield clinic in South Africa on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

“The pre-surgery formalities on the player were conducted on 27th September 2022.

“The medical team to conduct the surgery will be led by experienced surgeon Dr. McCready – the doctor who operated on both Lawali and Daniel Kodie,” portions of a club release read.

Aziz will stay in South Africa for his recuperation before returning to Ghana to continue with his rehabilitation.

The player said: “I am not happy to be sitting out of the games. That is what I am paid for. My desire is to always get onto the pitch and get the work done.

“But I also admit that injuries are a part of the game. This [surgery] is certainly good news for my career. Hopefully, it will all go well and I will go through the process and get back stronger for my team and country.”

Aziz added: “I need the prayers of all Phobians. To the leaders of the team, most especially the Board Chairman, I say a big thank you for making sure that this has happened. I am most grateful to all. I pray God gives me the strength to be back stronger than I was so I can contribute positively to this team…”

Until his injury, Aziz was a key figure in Hearts’ squad and was expected to lead the defensive midfield role in Ghana’s CHAN team, the Black Galaxies.


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