Ibinahagi ni national pole vaulter EJ Obiena na naging matagumpay ang kanyang operasyon sa tuhod sa Stutgart noong Martes.
“Down but not out!” sey ng 2020+1 Tokyo Olympian sa kanyang Facebook post. “Surgery was successful. They have cleaned the meniscus and have removed the screw on my knee from the ACL reconstruction back in 2017 as the bone graft has fully solidified. It shouldn’t affect my recovery and were still on and aiming for 28th of January competition.”
“Thank you very much for everyone who helped and supported me to make this surgery possible as early as yesterday. I am also thankful for PSC Chairman Butch Ramirez announcing yesterday that funds for my surgery is available. I may be able to use this money once available to me to reimburse the advances of good Samaritans.”
Dinugtong pa ng Asian outdoor at indoor record holder: “My most immediate task is to get healthy and get back on track so that I can compete again for the country . Everything else is priority number 2. Time for work to be done!”
Inaasahang sasabak si Obiena sa Enero 28 sa Init Indoor Meeting sa Karlsruhe, Germany para simulan ang kanyang 2022 season campaign sa asintang mag-qualify uli sa 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games.