Forced break for Bohnacker

18 November 2016 20:03
Daniel Bohnacker (green bib) won't be able to focus on his racing skills for the next weeks
Daniel Bohnacker (green bib) won't be able to focus on his racing skills for the next weeks -
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German ski cross racer Daniel Bohnacker is sidelined from action for approximately six weeks after injuring his right ankle in a training crash on Pitztal glacier.

According to Dr. Peter Brucker, the 26-year-old tore the ligament in his lower ankle and midfoot.

However, the German team doctor who had diagnosed the injury in the Orthoplus clinic in Munich is confident that Germany's best ski cross athlete will be back on snow in about six weeks.

“We are able to take care of it nonsurgical by keeping the leg at rest. He doesn't have to undergo surgery. If everything works out fine, he will be able to start rehab in about two to three weeks,” Brucker said.

“When skiing to the race course I fell accidentally," the unlucky Bohnacker said, "It's a real bother that it happened so close to the start of the new World Cup season. However, it could have gone even worse. I'm now forced to take a break before I will focus on the rehab and my return to snow."