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Dér Zsolt is back to racing

Dér Zsolt Emineo Egészségügyi és Baleseti Központ

Dér Zsolt – Fotó: Bikemag

As we already posted on our Facebook site, Dér Zsolt has suffered a severe accident in April, but his recovery goes so well that he can start attending races again. Although the road bicycle racer’s kneecap was broken in many pieces, the fragments weren’t displaced and by following the important stages of rehabilitation, Dér Zsolt is able to perform at his best again.

The Utensilnord’s racer suffered an accident on the second day of the Tour of Morocco in April. Dér Zsolt’s kneecap broke in three pieces, and he had a cast applied on the spot, but thorough examinations and treatment were performed upon arriving back to Hungary, in Emineo Healthcare and Trauma Centre. Our experts prescribed the Subotican sportsman four weeks of immobilizing bandages, Sensolite light therapy followed by physiotherapy. His condition improved in such a good pace that he could return to racing.

– ‘My recovery is faster than I thought it would be. Fortunately I was in good hands after my injury, and I would like to thank Dr. Knoll Zsolt and Emineo Healthcare and Trauma Centre for help and treatments. If I had a simple cast immobilization, I would be about one month behind my present condition now’ – Dér Zsolt said. ‘With the knee brace and Sensolite therapy I could start exercising early, and do stretching, extension, and flexion gradually, as my knee allowed it.’

‘I returned to racing at the Tour de Pelso. 200 km wasn’t easy because the cycling I did before was rather physiotherapeutical motion exercise than real training. After this I entered the difficult and fast Tour of Slovakia and I cycled 830 km in 5 days. My knee hurt during the race and afterwards and it made it even more difficult that I was not as fit as before. However, this is not at all surprising because it was only two moths after the accident. My situation was already easier at the Tour of Serbia and my condition is improving. I know, however, that I still have a lot of work to do and that I need to be patient to achieve my earlier level of training.’