Therese Johaug’s summer of coaching woes continues: at a camp in Italy, the Norwegian cross-nation skiing star took a fall whilst operating downhill and broke her right hand.
Six weeks in the past she fell even though working in Seiser Alm, Italy, and broke her left hand. That break essential surgical treatment and stored her from competing in the Blink summer time ski festival, where she typically is a single of the greatest competitors in the Lysebotn Opp ski race.
She recently resumed rollerskiing with both poles, and competed at the Toppidrettsveka ski festival in northern Norway, where she won the uphill working race by a landslide and finished the weekend second overall to teammate Heidi Weng.
It appeared that Johaug was nearly back on track, with the first break representing a minimal education setback.
But when the Norwegian crew headed to Livigno, Italy, this week for a rare joint instruction camp with the males and the girls, poor luck hit again. This time it was her correct hand.
“Therese was a bit unlucky on the tour these days,” Norwegian national crew coach Egil Kristiansen advised NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster who had happened to be on website for filming and interviews. “[She] has been to radiology. The examination shows that there is a tiny fracture.”
As with the final incident, Kristiansen does not think that it will take a significant toll on Johaug’s preparations for the upcoming race season.
“I do not think this will have serious consequences at all,” Kristiansen mentioned. “She can run and get trained.”
But he emphasized that until a expert came back with recommendations, nobody could be sure what the therapy time would be prior to Johaug could use both poles yet again.
Meanwhile, Aftenbladet reported that Johaug had been driven the three hrs to Zürich and was flying home to Oslo. There, she will meet with a professional to assess the damage and build a recovery program.
After the 1st break earlier this summer time, Johaug had surgery which inserted screws into her finger. If the recovery time is similar, Kristiansen guessed that it would mean two weeks of alternative instruction.
“She had optimum poor luck,” said teammate Marit Bjørgen, who was in Livigno continuing to train with the crew through her very first pregnancy.
Maiken Caspersen Falla agreed, but said that if something it may possibly make Johaug even much more fearsome come winter.
“Though it sucks that it’s so near to season’s commence, s