published: 04.11.2013, 19:41 | updated: 04.11.2013 19:47:14
Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman´s health condition caused by a recent knee injury has improved and he tries to walk on crutches, outgoing Health Minister Martin Holcat, head of the council in charge of Zeman's health, said after visiting Zeman today.
However, Holcat announced earlier Zeman would have to move mainly on wheelchair and use crutches only exceptionally in the weeks to come.
Zeman, 69, fell at home at night to Wednesday last week and suffered a knee injury. Blood penetrated his knee. On Thursday he sought treatment in Prague's Motol hospital where he stayed until Friday, undergoing a series of check-ups.
Zeman´s condition is better now, Holcat said today.
He previously ruled out that alcohol or a stroke were behind Zeman's injury as the media speculated.
Zeman will remain wheelchair-bound and he will not be able to walk without problems for a couple of weeks, Holcat said.
Zeman's injury prevents him from travelling for the time being.
Outgoing Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok will attend a meeting in Strasbourg on November 19 instead of Zeman, and Zeman's planned tour of the Olomouc region, north Moravia, has been cancelled.
His December visits to Romania and Serbia continue to be prepared.
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