Olsson returns to training

Tue, 08 Nov 06:33:00 2011

Johan Olsson's cross-country career is back on track after the Olympic champion returned to full training following serious injury.

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Olsson sustained a slipped disc which affected his right shoulder - an injury he felt could have ended his career.

But he has now rejoined with Swedish cross-country skiing team and is back on the track.

”For a while, I was quite sure that I had to stop. Now I have at least a little bit of hope to continue as a skier,” Olsson told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

He added in an entry on his blog: ”I’ve felt surprisingly good despite the weeks I have lost.

“The most important thing is that nerve damage in my neck feels better, giving me the opportunity to hit the road to take me back for real. I still feel some little pain during exercises. The most important thing is that it is not persistent pain."

Eurosport

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