Player makes professional debut with a prosthetic arm



Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 07:08 GMT


Thu, 26 Oct 2017 - 07:08 GMT

Cosmin Lambru – File photo

Cosmin Lambru – File photo

CAIRO –26October 2017: A long dream for an 18-year-old Roman after his first professional game, but the trip was difficult because he has a prosthetic hand.

Cosmin Lambru is a Romanian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Petrolul Ploiești. He has played as a youngster for FC Petrolul Ploiesti youth squad, until he was promoted to the first team.

Lambru, who participated as a substitute, lost 4-3 on penalties, but he will never forget this night.

Lambru suffered a painful accident 10 years ago when he was only 8 years old after being hit by a truck, making him vulnerable to losing his entire left arm.

But the doctors were able to reduce the loss by hand amputation only and Lambru retained his arm, although his career that was about to start did not stop.

"We were coming home when a truck skidded and headed towards me," he explained in an interview with Romanian sports newspaper Daily Sport, "I threw myself into the vehicle to try and get under it.”

"I felt terrible pain but I was aware that I had been taken to hospital."
Lambru refused to give in and left his dream of becoming a footballer, so he bought a costly prosthetic hand from Italy .

"When I first returned to football, I had to learn how to fall on my arm," he intimated.
"It was not easy, but I did not complain and I never will."



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