A 34-year-old playmaker sustained an injury shortly before the end of the last match against Argentina during the friendly tournament in Irun. The preliminary diagnosis carried out in Spain by PhD Jakub Naczek, a national team’s doctor, excluded our captain from the final world championship tournament. On Wednesday in Poznań imaging examinations and clinical tests confirmed a serious injury related to AC joint (4 grade). This means a total rupture of the syndesmosis. – I made a decision that this injury would require a surgical treatment – said PhD Tomasz Owczarski, a head Polish national team doctor.
On Thursday morning the surgery in Rehasport Clinic Hospital in Poznań was performed by PhD Przemysław Lubiatowski and PhD Joanna Wałecka. The team supervised by PhD Lubiatowski have already performed surgeries of other Polish national team players, e.g. Michał Jurecki, Grzegorz Tkaczyk, Tomasz Rosiński and Bartłomiej Tomczak. – Nothing surprised us, the surgery was performed as planned. Now Mariusz needs to rest and will be ready to be back in the game in about four months – said PhD Przemysław Lubiatowski.
This means that Vive Tauron Kielce playmaker is likely to be ready for the match against Belarus in May in the eliminations to the European Championship. “The Duck” is supported by Polish representatives who will start the World Championship from a match against Norway in Nantes on Thursday.
fot. Andrzej Grupa