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Benjamin out for eight months

Published:Tuesday | February 24, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Marc Stamp

Gleaner Writer

Waterhouse FC's striker Juvaune Benjamin could be out of action for about 6-8 months after an open tibia sivula fracture of his right leg during his team's Red Stripe Premier League game against Harbour View on Monday night.

Benjamin was hurt during a collision with Harbour View goalkeeper Levor Williams in the second half of the third round game.

Waterhouse team doctor, Romayne Edwards says that Benjamin may need surgery.

"He (Benjamin) may need to do surgery on the knee. We are working towards that as it takes money to care," Dr Edwards told The Gleaner yesterday.

"We are awaiting the consultant recommendation. The player could be out of football for about 6-8 months," she said.

Dr Edwards said that she did not witness the accident, but heard reaction of Benjamin's team-mates.

"It was quite distressing when I heard the players say his foot was broken. When I went on the field I saw him holding it, so I took the knee and aligned it," the doctor added.

After putting on a splinter, the ambulance team rushed Benjamin to the University Hospital of the West Indies in Mona.

Meanwhile, Waterhouse FC president, Ricardo 'Ricky' Chin said that Benjamin received great support at the hospital on Monday night.

"It was good to see the Waterhouse players, supporters at the hospital. They offered great support. The chairman (Bruce Bicknell) and I were also three until 2'Oclock the next morning," Chin told The Gleaner.

Benjamin opened the score sheet when he netted in the 7th minute during his team's big 7-2 victory over Harbour View. That was Benjamin's fifth goal of the 2-014-15 RSPL season.