River Plate forward Diego Buonanotte
will be sidelined for at least seven months after being seriously
injured in a car accident Christmas morning in Santa Fe province that killed three friends.
Buonanotte, a member of Argentina's 2008 Olympic gold-medal team, is in a hospital in Buenos
Aires, where he remained sedated. He is in stable condition, having suffered a broken humerus and collar bone, a pulmonary contusion as well other injuries
He was returning to his family
home in the village of Teodelina at 6:45 a.m. when he lost control of his Peugeot in heavy rain and it hit a tree.
Buonanotte and his friends Alexis
, Gerardo Sune
and Emanuel Melo
were returning from a night at a nearby disco when the accident took