Trinidad & Tobago Footballer Loses Leg

Akeem Adams.
News Americas, BUDAPEST, Hungary, Fri. October 11, 2013: Trinidad and Tobago-born footballer, Akeem Adams, has had his left leg amputated as he continues to fight for his life in a hospital in Hungary.

Adams, 22, who plays for the Ferencvárosi Torna club, suffered a massive heart attack last month and was fitted with a mechanical heart while awaiting a heart transplant.

However, his condition was said to have worsened because of necrosis in the limb as a resulted of his artificial heart not efficiently getting blood to his extremities.

Adams was fitted with the mechanical device just under a week ago to save his life but sadly his leg had to be amputated “due to the mortification of limb muscles.”

“This surgery prevented the immediate threat to life,” Ferencvárosi Torna Club revealed on its website.

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, (TTFA) launched a fund last week to assist Adams who remains in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Városmajori Heart Clinic in Hungary.