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Former President Injured in Ski Accident

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Former President Injured in Ski Accident

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Former President of Iceland Ólfaur Ragnar Grímsson broke his pelvis in a skiing accident in Aspen, Colorado in December, mbl.is reports. He told DV he hopes the recovery will go smoothly.

Ólafur Ragnar underwent surgery following the accident and remained in hospital for five days following. Since then he has been in physical therapy and rehabilitation and uses crutches and a walking stick.

This is the former president’s first skiing accident, though he has been practising the sport for decades. The accident occurred at 3,500 metres (11,500 feet) above sea level in poor skiing conditions. There was significant ice on the slopes.

“It will be a trial of patience to take good care of these injuries,” stated Ólafur Ragnar. He is scheduled to attend a security conference in Munich later this month and another conference in Japan in early February.

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