Olympic champion Maren Lundby of Norway got injured during a training session on the Lysgaardsbakken in Lillehammer. But the crash did not happen during the jump, but already before.
"In order to move the starting bar, you have to climb over to the other side of the inrun. I was holding on to the bar, climbed over and then I lost my footing. It was raining a lot in the morning so it was very wet on the side of the inrun track. All of a sudden I was lying on my back and sliding down the inrun. I tried everything I could to slow down, with both arms and legs. I just could not stop and so I fell over the edge of the take-off table. I landed on one leg/knee and then my head hit the concrete. Fortunately, I was wearing a helmet", the 24-year-old explains.
So far, there is no definite diagnosis regarding the injuries Maren Lundby sustained in this crash, but a first x-ray examination showed that no bones were fractured. "The status now is a concussion and a heavily bruised knee. Now I have to wait for the results of an MRI examination to rule out other injuries. I'm hoping for the best", says Lundby
Update: There were also no serious injuries diagnozed in the MRI examination. "The only thing that the images show is a sof tissue edema on the side and front of the knee. There are no signs of damage of the bones, cartilage or ligaments", the Norwegian told after the examination on Thursday. Maren Lundby will be able to start training again in a few days, but it can take about a months until she is painfree again.