UPDATE: Serious injury for Manfred Moelgg

20 August 2014 13:55
Manfred Moelgg
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Agence Zoom

This morning the Italian portal Salto.bz reported that Italian tech specialist Manfred Moelgg suffered a serious injury during Tuesday’s dryland training session. According to the first report, the 32 years old triple World Championships medalist injured his Achilles' tendon while performing a jump during training. After a first assessment, it seems that Moelgg will have to put on hold indefinitely his preparation and might even have to miss the whole 2014/15 season.

Under the supervision of the FISI medical team, Moelgg was scheduled to have surgery on Wednesday at the hospital in Brunico.

UPDATE: 

On Wednesday evening the Italian Federation confirmed the news of Moelgg’s Achilles’ tendon injury and reported that Evi Viertler from the hospital in Brunico had successfully performed a surgery to fix the injured right leg.

“It’s a real pity that this happened,” the Italian SKI Federation, reported Moelgg saying after the surgery. “Unfortunately the hard work done through the summer vanished in just a few minutes, I was happy and ready for the camp in Argentina. Injuries are part of our job, I am sure I’ll be back stronger than before,” he continued.