Injured Polish politician returns home after Austrian ski accident
Vienna - Polish politician Marek Nawara returned to his home country Monday after being hospitalized in Austria with severe head injuries from a skiing accident in February, according to his hospital in the town of Klagenfurt.
The premier of the Malopolska province is set to continue his rehabilitation treatment in Poland.
"It is remarkable how well he has recovered after his accident," said Eberhard Uhl, the head of the neurosurgical unit of the hospital.
Nawara has spent more than two months in the hospital in the southern Austrian town, where he recuperated from the injuries sustained on a slope on February 20. He spent nearly three weeks in an induced coma.
Another politician involved in an Austrian skiing accident, the premier of the German state of Thuringia Dieter Althaus, returned to active politics on April 20 after recuperating for nearly four months from a head injury.
On New Year's Day, he collided with a Slovakian woman who died of her injuries. (dpa)