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Saugestad got concussion after Bormio-the fall

– I talked with him for a half-hour ago, and he has it pretty good for the conditions. He has been a kakk in the head and suffered a concussion. He has a pain in his head, but the body has it good. He is of good courage, said landslagslege Marc Strauss to NTB on Saturday evening.

He added that the skadesituasjonen not serious mountaineer.

UNLUCKY: Stian Saugestad. Photo: NTB Scanpix Show more

– No, so he has had quite the luck.

Picked up by a helicopter

Saugestad was far up the trail when it cut out. In a turn, he came sideways on the skis and fell badly. He was lying in the safety net, but after about five minutes, one could see that he had raised themselves up on their own, reported NRK.

a Further 25 minutes later, he was transported away in a helicopter. The fall meant that the race was stopped for almost half an hour.

– We have taken a CT of the head, back and neck, and everything looks okay. He is in the hospital at least until tomorrow, so we are taking a new assessment on him then.


According to landslagslegen, it is difficult to say when Saugestad can travel home from Italy. Because of health regulations in order to fly, it can go days before he lands in Norway. At the same time, it is unclear how long he will be on the sidelines.

– It is difficult to say. It depends entirely on how quickly the symptoms go away and how fast he is going. It is the body itself that determines it, " says Strauss.

Saugestad fell badly and picked up a concussion also in Kitzbuhel last season.


the Norwegian olympic skier fell badly in Italy - carried away in a helicopter
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