Monthly Archives: March 2016

Surgery has been done successfully


Jaroslav Kulhavy is recovering after successful surgery he underwent this Tuesday and when the team of specialists repair a double fracture of the bones of his left hand, which he brought from race fall in Cyprus.

“The operation took three hours, they made a precise job,” says Jaro with big thanks to as. Mudr. David Veigl, Ph.D and his team from Prague’s Motol hospital. Small plate and couple of screws took a place in his wrist and the second day after the surgery he could go home with a fixed brace. He will not be able to train and ride a bike for next several weeks.

“We do not know yet any certain period of time when I could start training again. But it is clear that unfortunately it will be a big training loss,” says Jaroslav. He will go back to the hospital for taking out the stitches in next two weeks and than for several other checks.

“The hand was heavily broken, but the doctors have a good feeling about the result of the operation. Many thanks to professor Štulík and physicians in Motol Hospital for the perfect care they took about it,” says Jaro’s coach Viktor Zapletal. At the first time the surgery was just one of the options, but it emerged soon it’s the only one solution, otherwise Jaro could have some lasting consequences in the future.

Jaroslav has broken hand after crash

6th March 2016

The news which came from Cyprus today are not good. Jaroslav broke his hand during the second part of Sunshine Cup race. It is an unpleasant complication on the beggining of the olympic season.

“I’ve got a plaster. It seems it’s a double fracture. Im heading to Motol hospital in Prague and we will know more tomorrow…” told Jaroslav after he left Cyprus hospital.

“In the second lap my chain felt off of behind the cassete in the downhill. I put it back and when I started to pedal hard again, maybe one of the links were broken and it send me over the bars. Unfortunately there was some small rock and I felt a level down. I heard some bad sounds coming from my hand, so I knew immidiately it’s not good…” said Jaroslav less than six months before olympic games in Rio.