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Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu undergoes surgery

Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu undergoes surgery

Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu is doing well after undergoing surgery following a car accident in the city, a Bucharest hospital said Monday.
Dragos Vinereanu, an official at the University Emergency Hospital, said Monday that Lucescu is conscious and his condition is stable following an operation.
Hospital manager Catalin Carstoiu said earlier that surgery was performed on Lucescu late Sunday because blood was gathering in the Romanian coach's chest. Several broken ribs were also fixed.
Before surgery, Lucescu was visited in hospital by Rinat Akhmetov, owner of Shakhtar. Akhmetov took time off Orthodox Christmas celebrations to travel to Romania to visit Lucescu in hospital, calling him a friend as well as a colleague.
Lucescu's SUV was hit by a tram on Friday. Police are investigating.
Lucescu, who guided Shakhtar to the 2009 UEFA Cup, has also coached Inter Milan, Galatasaray and the Romanian national team.