TASS, 5 may. The coach of the team Sweden hockey Peter Popovich had surgery on the retina in the first day of the world championship in Denmark. It is reported by Aftonbladet.

On Friday, Popovich was operated on in Copenhagen. "I did not think it was so dangerous, I wanted to drop it and run on, “said Popovich. But when doctors started talking about surgery and risk of losing vision, I thought. I feel good, but will miss training on Saturday".

Problems with your vision Popovich could get away from getting the puck in the face during his speech in the National Hockey League (NHL). "I got a puck in the eye 20 years ago when he was playing for "New york rangers"- said Popovich. – It was a direct shot, and I did not have a visor on the helmet".

On Friday in the first match on the world championship team Sweden defeated the team of Belarus with the score 5: 0. On Sunday, the Swedes will play with the team.

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