Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Hit By Car Paraplegic Athlete Laurens Molina Hopes To Compete in New York Marathon

Costa Rican paraplegic athlete Laurens Molina was training Thursday for two events remaining this year as he has for the past 20 years just north of La Sabana Park when a car hit him in his special bicycle wheeled aluminum cart which he “runs” races for physically handicapped persons.

laurens-molinaThe crash fractured both wrists and effectively knocked him out of the Chicago event Oct. 13. But Molina says he hopes to compete in the New York Marathon at the end of the year after a Friday surgery by Olympic athletic orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Erick Solano.

He was rushed to nearby San Juan de Dios Hospital immediately after the accident when X-rays were taken of his wrists. Surgery was performed in the private Clinica Catolica hospital Friday. “The break I have is complicated,” Molina explained toLa Nacion, “but with the insertion of some screws recuperation will be more rapid.”

- Advertisement -

Dr. Solano said Molina could recover by encasing his wrists in casts but recuperation will be faster and less painful with surgery. “His hands are also his feet,” explained the surgeon, underscoring the advantage of speed. His racing cart uses his arms and hands on wheelchair main wheels for power.

Molina was training on the highway when a car hit him on the right side while it was backing out of a parking lot. At the hospital his wrists were encased in temporary casts to keep the bones stable. As an athlete, Molina’s physical condition is superb so his recuperation is expected to be rapid.

Source: iNews.co.cr

- Advertisement -
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

[BLOG] Costa Rican Electric Company – General Maintenance Procedures

During my fifteen plus years of living in Costa Rica, I...

Heliport, Money and Weapons in Costa Rica

Following reports by residents of Las Asturias de Pococí about flyovers...

MOST READ

On the Back of the Pandemic, the Militarization of Latin America is Gathering Momentum, Analysts Warn

(QREPORTS) During the Covid-19 pandemic, armed forces in Latin America have been taking on essential tasks: manufacturing protective equipment, delivering food and treating civilians...

Son planned the murder of his mother to collect ¢1 million life insurance

QCOSTARICA - A 20-year-old man was arrested this Wednesday on suspicion of planning the murder of his mother to collect a life insurance policy...

Happy “No Army” Day!

QCOSTARICA - Today, December 1, is a legal holiday in Costa Rica. Although the country had the day off on Monday, today there are...

CCSS will apply rapid tests to detect COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), locally known as the "Caja", will begin using rapid tests to detect COVID-19 starting next...

Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

QPHOTOS - Playas del Coco is one of the oldest beach communities in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica. This region is also one of the...

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals 

Government dialogue concludes with many intentions and few concrete proposals

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.