Early April 2012, in Stockholm in a gym. Just before the end of the first tennis lesson after a long time Veera's Achilles tendon tore. She heard the bang, wondered where it came from and then felt a sharp pain at the back of the right ankle.
In the emergency room of the hospital her suspicion was confirmed: A torn Achilles tendon. The lower leg was put in plaster in an equinus position and they gave her a pair of crutches. She had the cast for two weeks. Then she got a plastic boot for another six weeks with which she was allowed to walk without crutches.