August 20, 2022

Our thoughts go out to Bruno Rodriguez

A former Paris Saint-Germain striker has had one of his legs amputated as a result of the “constant suffering” he has experienced since retiring from football.

Bruno Rodriguez, a French former footballer, spent a large majority of his career playing in his native country and also had a loan spell in the Premier League with Bradford City in 1999 – where he only made two appearances.

Rodriguez only spent one season at PSG too, where he made 16 appearances across the 1999-2000 season after joining from Metz where he had scored 28 goals in 53 games.

The Union Nationale des Footballeurs Professionels (UNFP) confirmed the news about the 49-year-old in a post which read: “He was one of the strikers who marked our football from the early 90s to the heart of the 2000s.

“@UNFP sends strength and courage to Bruno Rodriguez, who had to, after the effects of his football career, resolve to the amputation of a leg by dint of permanent suffering.”

PSG posted a message of support for Rodriguez on Twitter in which they said: “Paris Saint-Germain sends a message of support to its former striker Bruno Rodriguez, his family and his loved ones in this difficult ordeal.

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“The Club brings you all its strength and hopes to be able to welcome you as soon as possible to the Parc des Princes.”

One of his other former clubs Bastia also tweeted a message of support. It said: “The @SCBastia and the alumni club #MemoriaTurchina wish to address all their support to our former player and striker Bruno Rodriguez who has just undergone a heavy surgery.”

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