Norwegian cross-country skiing star Therese Johaug broke her left hand whilst on a coaching run in Seiser Alm, Italy, last week. The Norwegian nationwide group doctor told news sources that Johaug didn’t reveal the injury, which occurred when she utilised her hand to break a fall and hit a rock, right up until many days right after it took place.
Johaug is now in Davos, Switzerland, yet another favored education spot of a lot of cross-nation skiers. She consulted with a specialist on Monday and is set for surgical treatment on Tuesday, when numerous screws will be inserted into her finger bone. The double gold medalist from 2015 Globe Championships is expected to return to standard coaching right away, but take a 10-day break from rollerskiing or routines which use her hand.
“We insert the screws in order for her to come back early,” the group medical professional, Fredrik Bendiksen, informed the VG news service. “Now she will be prepared in ten days, even though a cast would have meant four weeks out. She would have lost valuable education in August, so now we conserve about two and a half weeks.”
With teammate and 2015 total, distance, and sprint World Cup champion Marit Bjørgen missing the upcoming season with a pregnancy, Johaug is expected to be the best contender for the 2015-2016 season. Norwegian media is setting it up as a battle between Johaug and teammate Heidi Weng, whilst Sweden’s Charlotte Kalla and Poland’s Justyna Kowalczyk also have reasonable aspirations for the crystal globes.
“So far this summer season I have laid down really great training and I come to feel in great form, so alternative training I see positive and will make the greatest use of the opportunities I have,” Johaug explained in a launched statement. “Now I’ll just carry the modest surgical treatment in the morning and proceed to train as ideal I can.”
“Therese will now only perform some option coaching exercises for a 10-day period, and then she can train on roller skis with poles,” Norwegian coach Egil Gjelland advised VG. “Beyond that the damage has no other consequences. As extended as she can run and go rollerskiing with 1 pole for the 1st 10 days, she can also do some other strength workouts.”