Daniela Iraschko-Stolz sidelined for a couple of weeks
Daniela Iraschko-Stolz had to undergo knee surgery on Monday for the second time this year and will, therefore, be forced to take a break from training for the upcoming weeks.
"Daniela had a cartilage injury in her right knee that we treated arthroscopically. We removed free cartilage fragments and smoothed the cartilage surface. She can already start slowly with physical therapy and light training on the ergometer. Intense physical training and Ski Jumping training will not be possible for at least five weeks", Dr. Christian Hoser is quoted in a media release of the Austrian Ski Association.
The 2011 World Champion could already leave the hospital on Tuesday and after the successful surgery she is now optimistic for the future: "I always had problems in training during the summer and felt pain especially when climbing stairs, during weight training and in the extension of the knee. So real training wasn't possible. Because it didn't get better with conservative treatment, the surgery was now necessary so I can continue Ski Jumping on a high level. I'm really happy now and the knee feels a bit better already. I'm confident, that I'll be able to jump and start competing in the World Cup again soon."
After this surgery, Daniela Iraschko-Stolz will definitely miss the Ladies World Cup opening in Lillehammer (NOR) early December.