| HANOI (1 Nov 2010) – Returned from suspension Vietnam striker Van Quyen suffered a heartbreak this week when he had to undergo two operations in Singapore which has ruled him out of next month’s AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 on home soil.
Doctors had already given the order that Van Quyen will have to sit out the next six months for rehabilitation in the midst of Vietnam and Indonesia the biggest regional football meet – the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 in December.
Initially, doctors in Vietnam had diagnosed that Van Quyen only needed two months off following what was a gentle injury to his right ankle which they felt required just a minor surgery.
However, doctors at Singapore’s ParkWay Hospital discovered that Van Quyen’s injury was more complicated which resulted in them conducting two operations costing almost USD20,000.
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF), his club Song Lam Nghe An club and a sponsor will pay the cost of the operation.
“It is good that he was treated in the best way. With such treatment, he can play elite football. Van Quyen was in my plan for AFF Cup 2010, but now I will have to change it,” said Henrique Calisto, the chief coach of Vietnam.