Oscar Wamalwa will not be taking part in the season any more after suffering an acromioclavicular joint dislocation (basically a dislocation in the shoulder) in the Ulinzi Stars match against AFC Leopards on Sunday 2nd February.
Oscar went down on his shoulder after a contest with AFC Leopards defender Collins Shivachi in the 90th minute and would not rise as Ulinzi Stars won a throw in.
He was immediately examined by Team Medic John Imboywa at the point in the pitch and an urgent call for the stretcher was made, with the ambulance also signaled.
Drafted for surgery
He was right away rushed to Mediheal Hospital in Nakuru where more scans were done on his shoulder, revealing the extent of the injury.
The striker has been drafted for surgery and Team Medic Imboywa has confirmed he will not be available for the remainder of the season.
“The season is over for him because he needs surgery to get his shoulder back so that he may be able to play again. It is a big blow but we want to ensure that he is back to his best again,” Imboywa said.
Wamalwa’s injury is not just a blow to Ulinzi Stars, he had established himself as a key man in coach Francis Kimanzi’s Kenya national team after a great showing at the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge as Harambee Stars finished third.
At the end of the game against AFC Leopards, Kimanzi was the first to get to the ambulance to check on the striker.
The injury marks a low ending to a season that started with great promise for Oscar, who emerged top scorer in the East African Military Games in Kenya, and the CECAFA Senior Challenge in Uganda. He had already scored seven goals in the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) this season and had declared intent to go for the Golden Boot.
We wish him quick and full recovery.