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Footballer Claims £10 Million Compensation for Wrecked Career

A footballer from Bolton is to sue for £10 Million in medical negligence compensation, claiming that a botched operation ruined his career.

Twenty seven year old Sharu Naraji, from Bolton, has launched a compensation claim against an American sports injury specialist and a surgeon from Manchester.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the ex-professional footballer who had spells at Italian club Torino and Spanish team Real Zaragoza, before moving to Sheffield United in 2005, was described as a ‘star player with special talents’.

The High Court in London was told that the Lancashire born winger suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, just before his team were promoted to the Premier League in 2006.

He then travelled to Indiana in the United States, where he was operated on by former NFL physician Dr K Donald Shelbourne, however Mr. Naraji claims his treatment was negligent and his knee problems continued.

He is also claiming that orthopaedic surgeon, Sanjiv Jari from Manchester, failed to recommend an alternative operation during consultations.

Dr Shelbourne and Mr Jari both deny any breach of duty and Dr. Shelbourne’s legal team are disputing whether or not the case is applicable to English law or Indiana state laws.

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