Klæbo’s butt injury is worse than expected: – It will take time

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo (25) is in danger of missing out on several summer meetings and competitions.

STRUGGLING WITH INJURY: Johannes Høsflot Klæbo.

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There are still a few months until winter starts, but summer seems to be amputated for Johannes Høsflot Klæbo. The reason was that the swelling on his right buttocks was more serious than previously thought.

– He had feelings three or four weeks ago. The MRI images were taken about two weeks ago and the damage was investigated. “We received confirmation that there was a strain or stress injury in the upper part of the hamstring, which is located on the seat,” national team doctor Ove Feragen told Newspaper address.

– Such an injury takes time. Based on experience, we assume that it can take between six to twelve weeks from the time the injury occurs until it is completely healed.

The national team sled was unsure about the cause of the injury, and said that it may be a common strain injury that occurs in connection with training or it may be a stress injury.

The injury meant that Klæbo chose to speed up a holiday trip to France earlier this summer.

Feragen also said it was uncertain whether summer training and competition plans should be canceled or changed for Klæbo. Originally, the five-time Olympic champion was supposed to attend a national team meeting in Steinkjer in mid-August before Top Sports Week kicks off at the end of the month. The plan is to travel to Park City in the US and spend four weeks at high altitude there.

The first weekend of the upcoming winter’s World Cup will be in Finland’s Ruka from 25 to 27 November. The big highlight of the season is the WC at Planica, which is held from February 21 to March 5.

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