MiBR entry fragger Fernando ‘fer’ Alvarenga has posted a painful-looking picture of his ear following surgery.
The Brazilian joined MiBR back in June, and has gone on to win the eighth season of the North American ESL Pro League.
While fer has played all over the world since joining MiBR, he was forced to miss the Blast Pro Series event in Lisbon Portugal on December 14, as he flew back to Brazil on the same day to undergo surgery on his right ear.
Fer confirmed on December 2 that he had been suffering with ear issues, which have been extremely painful and even caused his ear to bleed during matches.
The MiBR star used Instagram on Thursday, December 20 to reveal that his operation had been a success, and that while he was in a lot of pain, he’s currently on the road to recovery.
Fer underwent a Tympanomastoidectomy, a surgery which helps treat frequent ear infections that have damaged the eardrum and tissue in and around the ear. The surgery was made more complicated as an infection he had due to his perforated eardrum had corroded a bone, and decided to use a titanium plate to replace the missing bone.
Alvarenga thanked his fans for their messages of support, and said that “nothing falls from the sky,” meaning that everyone needs to fight for the goals, before taking a friendly jab at likely future teammate Epitácio ‘TACO’ de Melo, saying that the only things that fall from the sky are his wrongly thrown flash grenades.
With fer unable to compete in Lisbon, MiBR turned to Swole Patrol’s Braxton ‘Swag’ Pierce to plug the gap, with the squad eventually placing fourth at the tournament.