Swedish Olympic champion biathlete Peppe Femling suffered a not-for-the-faint-hearted injury Thursday, when one of his ski poles lodged deep into his right leg as he dived to avoid a car, according to reports.
Femling, a 26-year-old who helped Sweden to surprise men’s relay gold in PyeongChang, got hurt while warming up for a roller-ski competition in Norway.
“The progress report right now says everything looks good even if it in the pictures in various media doesn’t look so good,” was posted on Femling’s social media, according to a Facebook translation. ” …. continued the rod in the leg but will hopefully soon into the operating room and take it out.”
“The pole stuck out one meter the other side,” coach Johan Haeggstroem said, according to a Reuters translation of a TT news agency quote.
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