Battling the injuries
May 9th 2008 - Since his successful appearance in the Amsterdam Marathon October last year, Kamiel has had to cope with injuries. In November, his right ankle was 'locked'. Then, in February, he was diagnosed with bursitis (inflammation of the bursa) in his right heel. At the end of March, a small tendon (the flexor of toe number four) in his left foot started acting up. After rest, physical treatment, and six weeks of alternative training sessions, Kamiel carefully started building up running for the third time in five months.
Unfortunately, the tendon in the left foot still gave rise to problems and the bursitis came back as well. So, today Kamiel visited the elite sports and radiology department of hospital 'Gelderse Vallei' in Ede, the Netherlands. Both the left foot and right heel had to be injected. Kamiel would like to thank the medical staff at the radiology department, as well as sports physician Peter Vergouwen. He now has to take a few more days of rest before being able to resume alternative training. He is still motivated to participate in the Beijing Olympics and hopes he will be able to perform regular running sessions, without pain, soon.
May 19th 2008
Graag wens ik jou een zeer spoedig herstel toe zodat je volledig fit in Beijing aan de start komt om daar een prachtig resultaat te behalen.
(vriend van Bram en 'opperharker' bij het NK)