UPDATED Sarka Zahrobska operated

12 July 2012 13:10
Sarka Zahrobska
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Czech skier Sarka Zahrobska was forced to stop training due to acute neurological health problems. Instead of getting ready for the coming season Zahrobska was hospitalized and is waiting for the diagnose.

“Sarka is a fighter and we have not yet changed our autumn training plans,” Karel Tejkal, the spokesman of Sarka Zahrobska said to iDNES.cz.

According to the sources close the 2007 world champion, doctors found an unknown object in Zahrobska’s brain, which has been causing her problems. The official press release says that “Sarka Zahrobska spent a week in an induced coma but these days she is fully conscious again and has been communicating. It remains unclear when Zahrobska is fully back to training.“

"The decision about next steps will be taken based on medical results and especially base on success of the treatment,” Tejkal commented.

UPDATE 12th July:

According to latest information Sarka Zahrobska has undergone surgery to remove a tumor on her pituitary gland.

Ceska Sportovni, an agency which represents Zahrobska, said Thursday in a statement that she underwent surgery on Wednesday in Prague and has since "communicated normally."

It is not clear yet when Zahrobska will be able to resume training.