Law and Justice (PiS) leader Jarosław Kaczyński has undergone a knee joint endoprosthesis insertion operation and is “back to watching over everything,” according to PiS aides.
Kaczyński was taken to hospital on Monday and underwent a two-hour-long knee joint endoprosthesis insertion operation on the same day.
The operation had been postponed throughout the year due to multiple election campaigns, but the parliamentary elections put too much pressure on Kaczyński’s knee and the operation had to be carried out.
December was coincidentally the best month to operate, as it will give Kaczyński a substantial amount of time to rest during the Christmas period and prepare for the upcoming presidential elections in 2020, an anonymous PiS politician told portal wp.pl.
The politician assured that the best doctors and the minister of health himself oversaw the operation.
Kaczyński was already in good form the next day and is expected to make a quick recovery. He will remain at the hospital until the end of the week and will have to move around with the help of crutches.
On Tuesday evening, Kaczyński was visited at the hospital by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, according to the tabloid Fakt.
The PiS leader has already started a light rehabilitation process, which is meant to take up to several weeks. Kaczyński will return to full health in approximately three months.
Kaczyński was meant to have the operation almost a year ago, yet despite the injury resulting in severe pain, he decided to postpone it due to election campaign obligations.
Given the few weeks off he will have now, the PiS leader will be able to rest and prepare himself to fully contribute to Andrzej Duda’s presidential campaign starting next year.