Stabbed Brazilian presidential candidate suffered ‘grave wounds’, could take 2 months to recover, says doctor

Stabbed Brazilian presidential candidate suffered 'grave wounds', could take 2 months to recover, says doctor

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro who was stabbed during a rally a day ago has successfully undergone emergency surgery to address a perforated liver.

However, Dr Luiz Henrique Borsato who operated on him said it could take Bolsonaro two months to fully recover.

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“His internal wounds were grave and put the patient’s life at risk,” Borsato said.

Bolsonaro who was campaigning with his supporters close to a philanthropic cancer hospital was stabbed in the lower part of his stomach by an unidentified attacker.

The assailant was later arrested while the victim was immediately taken to a hospital for emergency surgery.


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