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.


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.