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Injured speedway champ has slight chance of walking: report

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Victoria Bieniek 19.05.2017 12:54
Tomasz Gollob, the Polish speedway racer who last month injured his spine in a crash, has a slight chance of walking again, the Przegląd Sportowy sports website has reported.
Tomasz Gollob. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Staszek99Tomasz Gollob. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Staszek99

Gollob's doctor, Marek Harat, said that before the operation the former speedway world champion could not identify how staff had moved his legs, the website reported.

“Now, I can say that Tomasz has started to answer questions more quickly and decidedly ... which gives a shadow of hope that he will recover feeling in his legs,” Harat was quoted by the website as saying.

But, while the doctor said that recent tests showed that Gollob's spinal cord was not completely severed, there was still a chance there would be no further improvement, Przegląd Sportowy reported.

Gollob is expected to be transferred from the neurosurgical ward to the rehabilitative unit at a military hospital in Bydgoszcz, northwestern Poland, Przegląd Sportowy reported.

The 46-year-old 2010 world champion speedway racer injured his spine, broke his ribs and bruised his lungs in an accident during a training lap ahead of a motocross competition in April in Chełmno, northern Poland. (vb/pk)

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