Andreas Wank out with back problems

21 August 2017 17:17
Andreas Wank
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The bad luck with injuries continues for the German Ski Jumping team. Andreas Wank suffers from back problems and will not be able to jump for a couple of weeks.

"Unfortunately I have been struggling with back problems for a while and these problems got worse in the competition in Hinterzarten. After two weeks of doing nothing except rehabilitation it improved, but during training in Courchevel it got worse again. Now I'll not be able to train for about four weeks and this means I'll also miss the competitions during this period of time. I would have looked forward to Japan", Andreas Wank writes on his facebook page.

The 29-year-old 2014 team Olympic champion is now already looking ahead to the Olympic Games in PyeongChang next winter. "I'll use this time to get completely fit again so I'll have enough energy to go full speed towards the Olympics. I'm looking forward to the season and I'm confident that it will be a good one for the entire team and myself."

Andreas Wank is not the only German jumper, who is struggling with injuries this summer. Severin Freund sustained an ACL tear late July and will be out for the entire next season, Andreas Wellinger was recently sidelined for a couple of weeks due to knee problems. 

Good news came from David Siegel: The 2016 Junior World Champion was able to start the jumping training again early August after a long break due to injury.