Sjinkie Knegt suffers a severe leg injury ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


29 décembre 2018

Sjinkie Knegt suffers a severe leg injury

Dutch speed skater Sjinkie Knegt won’t be able to compete at the European short track championships to be held in Dordrecht from the 11th to the 13th of January due to a severe leg injury.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Bert van Lobenstein & NOS

The incident that got Knegt injured took place when he was working at his residence. After moving some machinery, Knegt got out of his forklift which was not on the parking brake. The forklift rolled off a slope. "I just stood with my back against the door frame and my leg was caught for a short time between the lift truck and the frame" said Knegt to the Dutch media. X rays showed that the bones and joints were not damaged, but the muscles on the front and side of the lower leg were found to be seriously affected. He’ll have to be in a splint for a month and the rehabilitation process that will follow should take between six to twelve weeks. It’s hard to know when he’ll be back on the ice.

This season on the World cup circuit, Knegt won 6 medals including gold on 1500m in Salt Lake City and in the 5000m relay in Almaty.

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