One year ago, Numminen underwent an open-heart operation

Via: Le Journal de Montreal

[Rough English translation from French language source]

‘It is only at its first season with Buffalo that its heart started to show signs of tiredness. I knew that an operation awaited me one day, but I thought of having still ten years in front of me before passing under the lancet”, has it says. “I did not feel any faintness. All was well, but during an examination of routine, the doctors noted that malformation that one had detected with my birth worsened. A problem of valve caused an ignition of the aorta and the operation had become necessary. I remember where I was on similar date last year.”’