This season is over for David Siegel. As was already suspected, he sustained a serious knee injury when he fell last weekend in Zakopane (POL).
The German Ski Association (DSV) released the information after further medical examinations were carried out in Munich earlier today:
Ski jumper David Siegel suffered a serious knee injury, including a tear of the ACL, in his crash in Zakopane. The injuries in his right knee were diagnosed by Dr. Peter Brucker after an MRI examination on Monday morning in Munich.
"Unfortunately, David has to end this season due to the injuries", said Dr. Mark Dorfmueller, team doctor of the German ski jumpers.
The athlete will undergo surgery in Munich in the next couple of days.
Siegel is considered one of the biggest Ski Jumping talents in Germany. The 22-year-old won Gold at the Junior World Championships in 2016.
He fell after the landing of his second jump in Saturday's World Cup team competition in Zakopane (POL). Head coach Werner Schuster saw a technical mistake of his athlete as one of the reasons for this crash but he also criticized the jury of the competition for the inrun gate they chose.