Twenty-Seven year old Mexican-American goalkeeper suffered a triple injury to his right ankle this past 10th of March. In a play were he was one on one with the opposing team’s forward; Jonny rolled his right ankle causing: dislocated ankle, ripped all ligaments in the ankle. And fractured the tibia bone.
“Except for skin, there really isn’t anything holding your foot to your leg” said an ER nurse. Jonny Rico as operated the next day and serpent the entire week hospitalized battling severe fevers.
Today Jonny Rico lives as a prisoner of couches and beds. The simple task of changing rooms within the household ends up being a tremendous and painful battle. As a result Jonny will remain in one exact spot for long periods of time.
A follow up appointment with the surgeon is scheduled for Thursday afternoon to see if the swelling from the operation has gone down. Once the swelling is down enough there will be a cast put on it for about 6-8 weeks.
Even though Jonny Rico has been playing in soccer matches since the age of five; he has promised to retire the cleats and gloves following this injury.
“I’m done! There is no reason for me to me going through this. From here on out I will only dedicate myself to my journalistic career”’