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Burnley goalkeeper Alex Cisak drops wrist operation lawsuit

Alex Cisak
Image caption Alex Cisak said he has been saving shots using only his left arm

A professional goalkeeper who sued a surgeon claiming he had been left in pain after an operation on his wrist has dropped his legal action.

Alex Cisak, 24, who now plays for Burnley, was injured five years ago while on Leicester City's youth team.

He told the High Court Dr Bhaskar Bhowal allowed him to resume training before his wrist fracture had fully healed - a claim denied by the surgeon.

Mr Cisak has now withdrawn his claim and must pay Dr Bhowal's costs.

The court was previously told that Mr Cisak could only save a handful of shots before pain sets in and that he was predominantly using his left arm.

But the Leicester Hospital surgeon's barrister, John Whitting QC, referred to a match report which described the goalkeeper as "agile" and "smart".

He said: "It is difficult to see how a goalkeeper playing at an extremely high level can get rave reviews if he could only use one arm."

After withdrawing the claim, the goalkeeper was told to pay the surgeon's costs.

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