Professionals | 29/08/2016

Start of a new week

Maroh back at home

The 1. FC Köln players began a new week of training following the home win against SV Darmstadt 98 over the weekend. Dominic Maroh was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon.

The FC players began their week of training on Monday with a light exercise focused on regeneration. FC Head Coach Peter Stöger had to do without Jonas Hector, Mergim Mavraj, Artjoms Rudnevs, and Filip Mladenovic. The four players were called up by their respective national teams.

Also missing in training on Monday was Dominic Maroh, who suffered a double rib fracture in the closing stages of the game against Darmstadt. The injury occurred as Maroh collided with Michael Esser, the goalkeeper of SV Darmstadt 98. The good news is that Maroh was released from the hospital on Monday afternoon. 

“It was a pretty strong collision and I knew right away that I was injured. All things considered I am doing well, but the pain is still there,” said Maroh on Monday. “I am thankful to our medical department and the doctors at the hospital for their care. They handled things superbly. I know that I will need some time now until it is fully healed.”

The FC player received plenty of well wishes after the game – including one from Darmstadt goalkeeper Michael Esser. “Michael Esser reached out to me on Sunday and asked me how I was doing. I found that to be a nice gesture from a colleague. He told me that it was an unfortunate collision.” 

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