Michal Kempny is continuing his recovery after suffering a freakish injury in the winter.
The Czech defenseman tore his left hamstring during a March 20 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kempny underwent season-ending surgery nearly two weeks later on April 2 and would be out four-to-six months.
Less than four months after going under the knife, Kempny is running the steps of DRFG Arena – the home of his former Czech league team, HC Kometa Brno.
A shirtless Kempny showed off his progress on Instagram.
Kempny, wearing a blue Capitals hat, looked limber and in very good shape as he climbed the stairs of the 7,700 max-capacity arena, which was first built in 1982.
On crutches during the team’s White House visit, Kempny has been aggressive about speeding up his recovery as quickly as possible, even turning to cryotherapy for his rehab. During a recent trip to Croatia, Kempny said he is “getting stronger everyday.”
Losing the top-four defenseman was a major blow to the Capitals down the stretch of the season as they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the playoffs, but Kempny looks like he may be ready for the start of Capitals training camp which begins in six weeks.
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