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The former Malaga and Portsmouth forward has returned to the pitch, but his is a comeback with a difference...

36-year-old Dario Silva has returned to football after almost three years away - but he's done so in amazing circumstances.

The ex-Uruguay international lost his lower right leg in a car crash in September 2006, having last played professionally that February. Considering his arduous recuperation, it was uncertain that he'd ever be able even to walk again, let alone play football.

Yet he has done just that by taking part in a charity match for the 'Fundación Niños con Alas' (Children with Wings Foundation) to raise money for needy youngsters in his country.

A team of domestic stars came up against their Argentinean counterparts in Punta del Este, with Silva donning the number 9 shirt just the way he used to.

As we can see, even the loss of limb hasn't dampened Dario's predatory instincts.



Steve Michaels, Goal.com

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