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Czech ski jumper Jan Mazoch walking again after life-threatening injuries

Czech ski jumper Jan Mazoch walking again after life-threatening injuries

Czech ski jumper Jan Mazoch is walking again and has a "realistic chance" of returning to the sport after suffering critical injuries in a crash, doctors said Monday.
Mazoch, 21, sustained brain injuries when he crashed during a World Cup meet Jan. 20 in Zakopane, Poland. He was kept in a medically-induced coma for several days to control the swelling on his brain.
Marek Moskala, the Krakow hospital director, said Mazoch's condition has improved considerably and he would likely be transferred Wednesday to a Czech hospital to continue his recovery.
"He has a realistic chance of returning to ski jumping," Moskala said at a news conference. "He wants that himself."
Mazoch is walking again with the support of his nurses, Moskala said.


Updated : 2021-06-20 22:00 GMT+08:00