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Injured Botswana Commonwealth Star Moved To Another Hospital

One of Botswana Gold Coast 2018 4×400m relay gold medalist Onkabetse Nkobolo, who sustained back injury in an accident in March has been moved to another hospital for Physiotherapy after surgery.

Nkobolo’s team mate Baboloki Thebe was behind the wheel when the accident happened and was fined for reckless driving, while the Botswana National Olympic Committee set up a commission to investigate the incident.

He has been moved from Gaborone Private Hospital (GPH) to Princess Marina Hospital for the treatment.

“GPH does not provide physiotherapy for back injuries,” Botswana Athletics Association (BAA) vice-president Oabona Theetso said to Mmegi Online.

“We believe that he is going up the scale of recovery.” 

The BAA said it too would investigate as the athletes had been staying in a team hotel at the time.

In the men’s 4×400 metres relay, Nkobolo is a Commonwealth Games and African Games champion.

The 26-year-old also finished third in the 400m at the 2015 African Games, where he won a silver medal in the 4x400m.