|Posted on September 5, 2011 at 6:05 PM|
Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych, the top Czech players are both injured and doubtful for the next Davis Cup clash between Czech Republic and Romania (16-18 Sept. 2011 in Bucharest).
Radek Stepanek retired with a right shoulder injury in his match against Juan Monaco at the US Open.
Tomas is struggling with a right shoulder injury he picked up when hitting a high volley during a doubles match in Cincinnati, the day before he beat Federer. Then, he had to pull out of his semi-final match against Novak Djokovic in Cincinnati.
Tomas who has been playing nice tennis at Flushing Meadows also retired during his third-round match at the US Open against 20th-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia.... really sad, so frustrating!
Tomas said in his last interview: "I will not play if I'm not one hundred percent ready and healthy again".
Radek and Tomas, both will have a consultation with Professor Pavel Kolar in Prague.
Well, we'll have to wait for further information from Tomas.
Czech Davis Cup Doctor Pavel Kolar
Get to know Professor Pavel Kolar
He is the Director of the Rehabilitation Department, University Hospital Motol, School of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. He also acts as an adviser to the Director of the Hospital and serves as vice-dean of bachelor and master study at Second Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague.
As Director of the Rehabilitation Department, Professor Kolar oversees the following:
1. The Rehabilitation Unit for adult patients, both outpatients and in-patients.
2. The Rehabilitation Unit for children: outpatients only.
3. The Pain Management Unit: outpatient and inpatient.
4. The Spinal Unit
5. The School of Physiotherapy
Professor Kolar is renowned for his work in rehabilitation, in addition to his utilization of DNS methods to celebrities in the world of sports, politics and entertainment. He has been appointed team clinician for the Czech Olympic teams, Soccer team, Davis Cup tennis teams and national ice hockey teams. He gained wide recognition for his treatment of former Czech President Vaclav Havel, which included traveling and serving as the President’s personal clinician when he went abroad. Because of the profound influence of DNS to rehabilitation in the Czech Republic, Professor Kolar was awarded the prestigious "Presidential Award for Professional Excellence" by Czech President Vaclav Klaus in 2007.
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