Dapo Mebude: 'Successful surgery' for Scotland U21 forward after crash

Oostende announced on Sunday it had cancelled a friendly due to the crash.

Dapo Mebude: ‘Successful surgery’ for Scotland U21 forward after car crash in Belgium SNS Group

Scotland Under-21 international Dapo Mebude has undergone a successful surgery following a car crash in Belgium.

Mebude, 22, came through the ranks at Rangers before spells at Queen of the South, Watford and MK Dons.

He signed for Belgian second-tier side Oostende in 2022 and the club announced on Sunday that they had cancelled a friendly match due to Mebude’s crash.

A statement from the club on X, formerly Twitter, read: “The practice match between Knokke and KVO (Oostende) was cancelled due to a car accident involving player Dapo Mebude.

“He was taken to hospital but there is no further information about his situation. Our thoughts are with Dapo and his family.”

An update on Sunday evening said: “Dapo Mebude underwent successful surgery after his accident. Tomorrow we will get more information about his situation.

“We thank the medical staff of AZ Brugge for the good care. We think of Dapo and his family and wish them much strength and recovery.”

Rangers also posted on X, writing: “The thoughts of everyone at Rangers FC are with our former academy player, Dapo Mebude and his family at this time.”

London-born Mebude represented Scotland at a variety of age-group levels and appeared five times for the under-21s following his debut in 2021.

His younger brother Dire is also an under-21 international and Rangers academy product, and plays for another Belgian club in top-flight Westerlo.

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