Gaby gets surgery to correct injury

Olympic medalist Gabriel Mercedes underwent surgery yesterday to correct a tear in his crossed ligament and the meniscus of his right leg.

The surgery was carried out in the Plaza de la Salud by a team of specialists. The information was provided by Dr. Milton Pinedo, via a communiqué released by the Press Office of the Dominican Olympic Committee (*Comité Olímpico Dominicano- COD).

“Gaby was operates successfully, and will now remain under observation for the next 72hours”, informed Pinedo, whom was joined by Lic. Luis Mejía and Prof. Antonio Acosta, whom are president and secretary-general respectively of the COD. Also present was Francisco Camacho, president of the Dominican Taekwondo Federation. The COD, CRESO and the Patronage of Plaza de la Salud will host a press conference to offer surgery details.

Source: Listin Diario