The doctors’ predictions weren’t the best, but… Blaž Vrhovec escapes serious injury, back on the pitch from Thursday
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The grimace on Sven Šoštarič Karič’ s face said a lot, the fact that Celje captain Denis Popović grabbed his face said a lot more. But as ugly as it looked, and as terrible as it was at the moment he was lying on the ground, Blaž Vrhovec was lucky in his accident. The experienced midfielder started the Styrian derby in Maribor’s starting eleven, coach Ante Šimundža even gave him the captain’s armband. But the latter apparently didn’t bring him any luck…
Blaž Vrhovec had to leave the Ljudski vrt pitch in 49. one minute into the match. He was in pain at the end of the fight, and the club doctors, who feared that the injury was more serious, added to his worries. But this was not the case.
“Blaž Vrhovec without any further complications after an unfortunate fall during Sunday’s match with Celje. The fear of a cervical spine injury did not materialise. Blaž is feeling well and will be able to resume training this week after the check-up. From Thursday,” said the management of Maribor.
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