The 53-time World Cup record winner, who has to watch a World Cup for the second time in a row, has now also suffered a cruciate ligament injury and will no longer continue his season. The Tyrolean announced this on his blog. “Somehow the worm stays in. The season that started with Covid and didn’t want to get going ends for me with a partial rupture of the anterior left cruciate ligament,” wrote Schlierenzauer. He picked up the injury last weekend at the Continental Cup in Brotterode. “I jumped very far in the trial run, no one ran out of telemarks. I had an X-position when landing, it pushed me into the back, that was it.”
The season ended prematurely for me.” Although he could not qualify for the World Championships, he would still have liked to use the current perfect hill conditions in the area and would also have planned a Continental Cup.
“It’s already pissing me off, on the other hand I was also lucky in the misfortune. It really wouldn’t have needed another cruciate ligament operation.” After many setbacks, the 31-year-old is not yet thinking of an end to his career. “I will therapeutically roll up my sleeves and see that my knee can take the full load again. Everything else will work out.” For now it means relax for him and: “Keep your fingers crossed for the team and all our athletes in Oberstdorf”.
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