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Polish amputee footballer Maciej Pożycki fractures leg

Amp Futbol Polska logo. Image credit: Amp Futbol Polska
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Maciej Pożycki in action in Mexico. Image credit: Amp Futbol Polska

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.

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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.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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