Janne Ahonen suffered knee injury

05 August 2014 17:20
Janne Ahonen
Janne Ahonen -

According to a report of the Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat Janne Ahonen suffered a knee injury in his first jump at a national competition in Lahti on Saturday and will have to undergo surgery this week.

The 37-year-old twisted the knee at the landing of his first jump and therefore he had to skip the final round and could also not take part in the second competition on his home hill on Sunday.

In an MRI scan on Tuesday a strained collateral ligament and an injury of the meniscus were diagnosed, which will force him to undergo endoscopic surgery in a hospital in Helsinki on Friday.

"If everything goes the best possible way and it's only a minor procedure, I will be able to train again in about a week", Ahonen said on iltasanomal.fi. Depending on the course of the surgery a break of up to one month might be neccessary.