Former Portsmouth striker has leg amputated, remains in critical condition

Despite all the passionate hostility that the writers and readers display on CaughtOffside, there are things that sadden all of us, no matter what team we support. In case you missed it (and it wouldn’t be hard given the shoddy coverage on some of the top footie news sites), Uruguayan striker Dario Silva is in critical condition in hospital following a car crash in the early hours of Sunday morning. Silva, who had a brief spell at Portsmouth last season, had his leg amputated due to extensive injuries and is still fighting for his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Silva, his family and friends at this time.