Klaus Kröll returned to on-snow ski training yesterday Tuesday on the Rettenbach glacier high above Sölden. Whilst his teammates were training giant slalom and slalom Kröll conducted a free skiing training.
"The anticipation was high and I was not disappointed. When you don't ski for that long, you are not really sure what to expect. Especially after the type of injury I had. The first turns were great, the feeling was right and the foot was not hurting,“ said Klaus Kröll happily.
Kröll injured himself in a motocross fall in early April and had to be operated on his right foot: "I am not yet 100% without pain. I can work around it well, however. I know that strengthwise I am not yet at the same level, but I still have the entire month of October time. I am definitely very motivated though.“
All three Austrian men's training groups will be training in Sölden until Friday.
Meanwhile in Albertville, France, French tech specialist Steve Missillier injured his left thigh during a physical training session on 25th September. He is expected to miss four weeks of training. The initial examinations revealed evidence of a rupture of a tendon on the back of the thigh. He will have another MRI within two weeks to determine the timing of his return to training.Sources: OeSV, FFS