Injuries in shoulder, hip, feet and collarbone stopped Sven Thorgren from the competition during almost the whole of last winter.
finally forced snowboardstjärnan give up the OS, after a second nyckelbensbrott during training in the swiss Laax.
the 24-year-old back, and in the världscupcomebacken in november, it became the victory.
But on Friday, the accidents happen again. And in the same otursbacke that in the last year.
Thorgren had won both the qualifying and the semi final of the slopestyleåkarnas world cup in Laax. But then, he missed the final after being struck in the head during training just before the start.
”there is No rock hard bang and he is doing well, but we risk nothing,” writes snowboardlandslagets head coach Joakim Hammar in a text message to the DN.
”Blows to the head we always take seriously, so even if he would surely be able to set down his ride then it is not worth the risk to hit in the head again.”
Hammar that the blast came after a trick at a so-called rail (railing):
He showed symptoms of a light concussion and was a bit drowsy. I consulted the Switzerland team physician and tävlingsläkare here on the site and made the decision that he would not start for safety reasons.
the national Team have suffered concussions in the past.
IN the OS in the last year, the Thorgrens colleague Måns Hedberg – eight in Friday's final – a so serious the concussion that he could not compete further in Pyeongchang.
About a week, it is thought that Sven Thorgren to compete in the prestigetävlingen X-games in Aspen, USA. Two weeks later, waiting for the world CUP in Utah. But now is the X-games-the start uncertain.
" It is not possible to say much about the X-games at the moment. It must be evaluated by the doctor in the coming days, " says Hammar.
" But once we are ahead of the world CUP, I have very hard to believe that there would be some complications.
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