Amelie Kober fights for her comeback

30 October 2015 12:53
Amelie Kober (GER) hopes to be back on track soon again
Amelie Kober (GER) hopes to be back on track soon again -
Miha Matavz

It's been about four months now that Amelie Kober tore her right ACL during a slackline training session. Ever since, the Bavarian racer has been working hard for her comeback in Bad Endorf where she currently undergoes her rehab programme.

“The last months have been tough,” said the 2015 Olympic bronze medallist.

“Due to a cicatrisation a second surgery became necessary. But thanks to Dr. Muench and Dr. Brucker, everything is OK again.”

Well, almost as an inflammation has put the 27-year-old from Fischbachau back again slowing down her road to recovery whilst postponing her first on-snow experience of the new season.

“I will miss the team's training camp in Sweden which is scheduled for early November. The plan was to be back on snow then,” outlines Kober, who won't her hang her head due to this setback.

“It's not the first time that something like this is happening to me. I can handle this,” explains the 2009 World Cup title winner.

Three months prior to her knee injury, Kober had broken her left metacarpus during the last season's World Cup finals staged in Winterberg, Germany.

Giving up or burying her head in the sand is just not Kober's thing.

It's quite the opposite as the three-time world championships medallist points out: “I will give everything to be fit again for the season's opener in Carezza!”

On December 12th, 2015, the first stop of the alpine snowboard World Cup tour is on the menu in South Tyrol.