In Summary
  • He needed surgery at the Gold Coast University Hospital from where he was discharged Monday and is recuperating at the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.
  • Owira was fitted with a metal “intramedullary rod”, also known as an “IM nail”, to stabilize the femur.
  • Kenya’s team doctor Barnabas Bargoria said Owira will now travel back to Kenya on Tuesday.

IN GOLD COAST

The television director wouldn’t show the replay on the giant screen at Robina Stadium.

It was too painful to watch.

But Kenya national sevens rugby team back Arthur Owira has taken his serious injury in good cheer.

The Kenya Commercial Bank RFC player suffered a horrific injury in Kenya’s final group game against Zambia on Saturday, fracturing his right femur bone.

Basically, the femur is the main bone between the knee and hip, and is the biggest human bone.

He needed surgery at the Gold Coast University Hospital from where he was discharged Monday and is recuperating at the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village.

Owira was fitted with a metal “intramedullary rod”, also known as an “IM nail”, to stabilize the femur.

Kenya national sevens rugby team back Arthur Owira (left) been attended to by a nurse at the Gold Coast University Hospital on April 16, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI |

Kenya national sevens rugby team back Arthur Owira (left) been attended to by a nurse at the Gold Coast University Hospital on April 16, 2018. PHOTO | ELIAS MAKORI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Kenya’s team doctor Barnabas Bargoria said Owira will now travel back to Kenya on Tuesday.

“The player sustained a femur fracture while playing and he was brought to the Gold Coast University Hospital where he had surgery and an IM nail was fixed.

“He’s now OK and has been discharged from hospital. He has already had a session with physiotherapy and is resting in the village and I will travel with him to Kenya after two days.

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