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CLEAN BREAK FOR HAMPEL

Former world No.2 Jaroslaw Hampel hopes to be back on track in “four to six weeks” as he recovers from a broken shoulder.

06 / 04 / 2019, 09:44

Former world No.2 Jaroslaw Hampel hopes to be back on track in “four to six weeks” as he recovers from a broken shoulder.

The Polish icon suffered the injury in a Golden Helmet semi-final at Ostrow on Thursday and will miss the opening weeks of PGE Ekstraliga champions Leszno’s title defence.

But the good news for Hampel is it was a clean fracture, meaning he will not have to undergo surgery, and he’s hopeful of making a rapid recovery.

The lack of complications is important because this time should not be especially long. Doctors estimate that in four to six weeks, I will be ready to go on the track.

Jaroslaw Hampel

He told Sportowefakty.pl: “No operation will be needed. I only need time to heal the break. The lack of complications is important because this time should not be especially long. Doctors estimate that in four to six weeks, I will be ready to go on the track.

“For the next week I cannot do anything because I have a hematoma and large swelling. Then, however, I am starting rehabilitation.

“The most important thing is that everything is under control. I think that after returning I should quickly catch the right rhythm.”

Leszno are due to get their Ekstraliga campaign underway at home to Wroclaw on Sunday.

While Hampel’s loss for what could be between three to five matches comes as a blow, the Bulls will be buoyed by being able to call on World Under-21 champion Bartosz Smektala and Dominik Kubera to take extra rides.

Aussie Under-21 Jaimon Lidsey is also named in the squad and could occupy the No.8 berth to provide additional cover.

 

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