”I still have a hard time to land in the reality. Not only to be forced to quit with hockey, something that has been a big part of my life, but something even much more. To sit in a wheelchair.”
It was during a home game on 26 december in Tegera Arena which the accident occurred. Tobias Forsberg went into the boards head first. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and flown with ambulanshelikopter to the hospital.
After it has the data on his injury have been scarce, at the request of Tobias Forsberg and his family, but in the press release Leksand sent out on Saturday, they tell you that Tobias Forsberg suffered a high level neck injury with fractures and the impact on the spinal cord.
at the Academic hospital in Uppsala, but some time ago, he he moved to the Rehab Station Stockholm, in order to continue the rehabilitation and to learn how to manage and meet the challenges of his new life in a wheelchair means.
”Man often compares himself with its strongest and I feel so weak filling, sometimes everything with a sense of helplessness. The damage has been done so that I am paralyzed below the chest, has impaired function in the arms and none in my fingers”, writes Tobias Forsberg.
”It is in the reality I am trying to land.”
”no matter how dark it is here so I at the end yet in the moment felt that I have grown into the situation and understand that this is going to be a long fight. Without the support I have received from my family, I would never have taken me here in this process. They have been by my side from day one. For the enormous support from all possible sides I was first at the end realized the extent of, I feel a kind of gratitude. Feel honored and fortunate that so many people care. All this, greetings and tifon, the messages on social media and concern from all has been a great support when I have felt the weakest. Thank you. And an equally big thank you to all the professionals who have taken care of me. You are worth gold. Thank you!”
and in the press release Leksand have sent out tell me that the club will start a foundation in the name of ”Tobias Forsberg” where all funds donated go to Tobias rehab and future.
In his emotional post says 31-year-old Tobias Forsberg that he has received back the matchtröja he had on during the game on december 26th against Almtuna, and that the medics had to cut.
”Now is the ihopsydd and almost like before, just like me.”, concludes Tobias Forsberg.