Fear for Gerson, urgently hospitalized due to illness: kidney infection for the former Roma and Fiorentina player

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Fear for Gerson, urgently hospitalized due to illness: kidney infection for the former Roma and Fiorentina player
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Gerson was rushed to hospital in Rio on Sunday afternoon after experiencing violent abdominal pain during training. Flamengo issued a note: “He will remain under observation for another 48 hours. The results showed hydronephrosis with kidney infection”

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Concern for the former Roma and Fiorentina midfielder, Gerson, today at Flamengo when he was rushed to hospital after a sudden illness suffered during training. The former Giallorossi player complained of pain in his abdomen without explaining the reason, so it was necessary to be transported for further tests which verified the problem: acute kidney infection which affected the urinary tract.

Flamengo midfielder Gerson will now have to spend several days in complete rest and will not be able to take the field, starting with the next match against Boavista, scheduled for next Tuesday at 9.30pm at the Maracanã, for the ninth day of the Guanabara Cup. The 26-year-old midfielder was in fact admitted to hospital on the afternoon of Sunday 18 February in Rio de Janeiro due to a urinary infection. Gerson complained of acute abdominal pain shortly after arriving at the Training Center and was taken to Barra Hospital for further checks.

The results of the tests showed hydronephrosis with consequent acute renal infection . After the evaluation with the specialists, the club decided that “the player will remain hospitalized for further tests and will continue with medical treatment” , as reported in a Flamengo press release. Gerson had been complaining about discomfort in his abdominal region for some time, but this Sunday everything degenerated to the point where he was unable to train due to severe pain. The midfielder underwent tests which highlighted a kidney problem which will keep him under observation for the next 48 hours, concluded the official note from Flamengo.

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Gerson wore the Roma shirt between 2016 and 2018, collecting 42 appearances and 2 goals. Then, from 2018 to 2019 he played for Fiorentina (36 appearances and 2 goals) before moving to Flamengo for the first time between 2019 and 2021 and then returning this year.

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