Cabanas moved to special clinic

BY foxsports • March 2, 2010

Paraguay international Salvador Cabanas, who was shot in the head at point-blank range in January, was moved Tuesday from Mexico City's Angeles del Pedregal Hospital to a specialized clinic to continue his miraculous recovery.

Cabanas' Mexico City club America said he was transferred to begin the second stage of treatment at an unidentified clinic.

Cabanas, 29, was shot just before dawn in a Mexico City bar on Jan. 25. Hours after, surgeons operated hoping to remove the bullet, but decided it was too risky and left metal fragment lodged in his skull.

"Salvador has been in a rehabilitation clinic since this morning to continue his recovery," the club said.

Cabanas was expected to be a star on the Paraguay national team when it opens play in the World Cup in June in South Africa. Doctors have not ruled out he may one day return to play, though they have repeatedly said it is too early to make predictions.

The main suspect in the shooting, identified as Jose Jore Balderas, remains at large.

Six employees of the nightspot "Bar Bar" were questioned in the shooting and released on bail. The bar owner is still in custody.

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