Ivory Coast Soccer Star Didier Drogba has been given the green light to play soccer with a cast on his broken arm. Drogba, captain of the Ivoran team, Les Elephants, broke his right arm in a warm-up match against Japan on June 4 and underwent surgery. Les Elephants coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said: “Didier Drogba was injured just above the elbow.” He was outfitted with a special lightweight cast to protect his arm for today’s game vs. Portugal.
Drogba is credited by many with playing a vital role in bringing peace to his country. After the Ivory Coast qualified for the 2006 World Cup, Drogba made a desperate plea to the combatants, asking them to lay down their arms, a plea which was answered with a cease fire after 5 years of civil war.
The elbow is a joint where three bones come together. Your upper arm contains one long bone called the humerus and your lower arm contains two long bones called the radius and the ulna. The pointy tip of your elbow is actually part of the ulna and this part is called the olecranon. The close part of the radius bone that makes up part of the elbow joint is called the radial head.
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