Sahinovic ‘stable’ after operation

p43101Sport-10-1

Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

One of three Austrian synchronized swimmers injured after being struck by a bus in the athletes’ village at the European Games in Baku on Thursday has been described as “stable” following a lengthy operation in Vienna overnight.

Vanessa Sahinovic, the most seriously injured of the athletes who was described as having suffered “multiple broken bones” by a team official, was flown back to the Austrian capital along with Luna Pajer, who suffered an elbow injury.

A third athlete, Verena Breit, was released from hospital with minor injuries following the incident which occurred early on Thursday morning, one day prior to the opening ceremony which is due to take place at the Olympic Stadium on Friday.

Austrian team press officer Wolfgang Eichler told Press Association Sport: “Vanessa underwent a very long operation having arrived back in Vienna on Thursday evening and we believe the operation has helped to stabilise her condition.

“Our team doctor here in Baku is in constant contact with the team back in Vienna and we expect to be in a position to provide more information about the extent of the injuries to the respective athletes in due course.”

The athletes were reported to have been walking on a pavement in the athletes’ village when they were hit by the bus. The Azerbaijani authories and Games officials have launched a full investigation into the incident.

Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search