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Last Updated: Thursday, 5 October 2006, 21:00 GMT 22:00 UK
Silva leaves hospital after crash
Dario Silva
Silva scored 15 goals for Uruguay
Former Portsmouth striker Dario Silva has left hospital just 10 days after doctors amputated his right leg following a car accident in Uruguay.

Silva, 33, left La Espanola clinic on crutches to return to his home in Uruguay's capital Montevideo.

Silva was thrown from his car in an accident on 24 September on a road beside La Plata River in Montevideo.

Later this month Silva plans to go to Italy to receive a prosthesis that will allow him to walk without crutches.

Silva scored 15 goals in 49 international games for Uruguay, and played at the 2002 World Cup.

He helped Penarol win three straight Uruguay championships in the mid-1990s, and played overseas for Italy's Cagliari and Spain's Espanyol, Malaga and Sevilla, before joining Portsmouth.

The striker left Portsmouth by mutual consent in February and was not attached to another club at the time of the accident.

Following the accident Silva was placed in a medically-induced coma which was followed by the amputation.

Former Uruguay internationals Elbio Pappa and Dardo Pereira were also in the car but suffered minor injuries.



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