This past week, Poland men’s national amputee football player Maciej Pożycki had a complex fracture of his leg as a result of a skiing accident.
Pożycki is a forward and competed at the 2014 Amputee Football World Cup in December. His team played in the bronze medal match after losing to Angola in the semifinals. They finished in fourth after losing 0 – 1 to Turkey. Since returning early from Mexico, twenty-six year old Pożycki has spent much of his time on the slopes.
He plays for the club side, Amp Futbol Kraków, along with national team teammates Marcin Guszkiewicz, Mateusz Kabała, Tomasz Miś, Kamil Rosiek, and Jan Zadębski. Pożycki has been a of the national team for a while, competing at a home hosted Amp Futbol Cup 2013 where his team went up against England, the Netherlands, Germany, and the Ukraine.
The Kraków, Poland native is currently attending Uniwersytet Jagielloński and is scheduled to graduate later this year.