There’s a certain level of camaraderie and motivation that comes with having a partner during challenging times. It’s certainly more enjoyable to have company, despite the less-than-ideal circumstances. This is the situation for footballer David Alaba and skier Marco Schwarz. Both are currently on the road to recovery following serious injuries, and they’re doing so together. Participating in a joint rehabilitation program has made their journey a bit easier, a sentiment they’ve both expressed on Instagram.
Alaba, following his cruciate ligament tear on December 17th, has been working hard to make his comeback. His motivation is simple and clear: as the captain of the Austrian Football Association (ÖFB), he doesn’t want to miss the European Championships in Germany. The thought of not being able to represent his country is a driving force in his recovery.
On the other hand, skier Marco Schwarz also suffered a cruciate ligament tear about seven weeks ago. This unfortunate event forced him to set aside his goal of competing with Marco Odermatt for the overall World Cup victory this season. In an ironic twist of fate, the two ended up at the Hochrum Private Clinic where they were operated on by surgeon Christian Fink.