Kumasi Asante Kotoko head coach, Steve Pollack has walked for the first time with the help of clutches after the tragic incident that saw their deputy equipment officer, Mr. Thomas Obeng Asare passing on.
The Porcupine Warriors was involved in an accident as their team bus ran into a stationary car after returning back to Kumasi from Accra leaving several injured including head coach, Steve Pollack and the death of Mr. Obeng Asare.
The players and staff were assessed and treated at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital under the guidance of the Head of the Medical team of the club, Dr. Leat and indicated after reassessment on Saturday that the players are in pain and need a week to reassess them again.
Pollack, team bus driver, Nana Berkye and forward, Ollenu Ashitey were detained with all others discharged on Thursday but Ashitey was discharged from the hospital today. The two; Pollack and Nana Berkye are still on admission at the hospital.
The Brit who had surgery to his legs have started walking with the aid of clutches, days after the surgery and the club has released an official statement on Pollack ‘taking few steps’ for the first time. The statement reads:
Less than a week after the tragic accident at Nkawkaw involving the team bus, Coach Steven Pollack has thankfully taken his first few steps at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), where he’s been on admission since Thursday.
The coach, with the help of clutches, moved around the award with under the careful watch of five medical personnel at the hospital. His movement or walking albeit with clutches, comes as good news especially after his successful surgery on Friday.
On Sunday, in a telephone conversation, Coach Pollack told Asantekotokosc.com that, he’s faring well. “I got no broken bones. The only problem is my knee. I got the same operation 25 years ago so I know what it’s all about. By God’s grace I’m getting so well”.
“I’m not getting any pain from anywhere. I’m not getting any pain from the ankles. I’m well. Like I said, it’s very big thanks from the bottom of my heart to everybody. I thank everybody” said Pollack.
GhanaMansports.com wishes the head coach and all others who were on the bus speedily recovery.