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Erik Vlček suffered an injury

Erik Vlček suffered an injury 6.4.2020

One of the most successful Slovak canoe sprinters Erik Vlček experienced the well known saying that misfortune never sleeps on his own skin.  After returning from training camp in United States he broke his leg.

38-year-old paddler from Komarno was sent with his teammates to the mandatory quarantine after his return from the training camp in United States of America. It was a penultimate day of the quarantine when he played foot volley with his colleagues and Erik unfortunately broke his right leg.
The injury was serious therefore he had to undergo a surgery which resulted in eight screws and a bone implant. The surgery was not done immediately as orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jozef Almásy who is known as one of the top experts had also had to be quarantined. “I had to wait for him to finish. Immediately after the accident, I spent the night in Komarno hospital. Then I was at home for two days and later they took me to Dunajska Streda where they operated me,” said Vlček.
He will have a plaster for six weeks and then rehabilitation will follow. Vlček however is not giving up and plans to continue preparing for the postponed Tokyo Olympics next year. We wish him a successful and fast recovery.


Source: https://www.canoe.sk/sk/hladka-voda/clanok/zraneny-erik-vcek-