Peking The Polish toboggan runner Mateusz Sochowicz fell during training races on the Yanqing Olympic track and sustained serious injuries, the Polish Luge Association said.
The athlete suffered a complicated fracture of the left lower leg, he also suffered cuts and bruises. In addition, he has pain in his right knee and pelvis and it is not clear whether he will still be able to compete this season, said the Secretary General of the Polish Luge Federation, Janusz Tatera, in an interview with local media.
“Tomorrow I will give a bigger update, but the situation is that I’m alive and I’m“ fine ”,” wrote the seriously injured Sochowicz on Facebook. The 25-year-old is currently in hospital. During training, the toboggan hit a barrier that should have been open when a sled is on the track, according to a message from the Polish Luge Sports Association. It was not known why the lock was in the way.
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