Burnley goalkeeper Alex Cisak drops charges against wrist operation surgeon

Alex Cisak in action

Alex Cisak in action

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BURNLEY goalkeeper Alex Cisak, who claimed a surgeon's negligence left him training effectively one-handed, today dropped his six-figure damages claim at the High Court.

Cisak was a 19-year-old Leicester City youth prospect when he suffered an injury to his right wrist during a warm-up session in early 2009.

At the High Court, he claimed massive damages from Leicester Hospital surgeon Bhaskar Bhowal alleging negligence and said he could make only a couple of saves in training before the pain in his wrist caused him to start letting balls past him.

But after two days of evidence from the surgeon, Mr Cisak and medical expert, Roger Helm, the Polish-born Australia youth international decided to drop his case.

Ordering Cisak to pay the surgeon’s considerable costs in defending the case the judge Mr Justice Philips said : “In my judgment, this allegation was hopeless from the start and should not have been brought.”

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4:42pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Keith Myath says...

As I understand it, the surgeon made a hash of grafting the sixth finger.
As I understand it, the surgeon made a hash of grafting the sixth finger. Keith Myath
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5:31pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Stone Island: says...

He claimed he suffered the injury to his right wrist during a warm up. Did it happen on the pitch, or in the bedroom?
He claimed he suffered the injury to his right wrist during a warm up. Did it happen on the pitch, or in the bedroom? Stone Island:
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5:35pm Thu 31 Oct 13

leyton says...

good signing diche a one handed goalie .
good signing diche a one handed goalie . leyton
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9:23pm Thu 31 Oct 13

peely says...

Idiot !
Idiot ! peely
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