Anders Jacobsen wants to start
jumping again in August
Anders Jacobsen - FIS
Anders Jacobsen, who suffers from knee problems
since he tore his ACL when he fell in Planica in
March 2013 and had to undergo another surgery in
April, now plans to start jumping training again
"The knee feels good now, but I didn't jump yet.
I now have a special training program to build up
the muscles around the knee, that goes until mid
August. Then I hope I'll be able to make my first
jump this season", the former 4-Hills-Tournament
winner is quoted on aftenposten.no.
In opposite to last winter, when the 29-year-old
wanted to get in shape for the Olympic Games in
Sochi at all costs, he doesn't want to rush things
now. "I haven't set any goals for the upcoming season.
First I need to know that everything will be fine."
Jacobsen doesn't consider the lack of training a
major problem. "I trained just as much, only in
a different way. I can still jump enough starting
from August. But I was training alone a lot and
this is boring", said Jacobsen, who will now be
able to join the team again soon.
That's also good news for head coach Alexander Stoeckl.
"I think it's important for him to be part of the
group, this makes it easier for him. And it's also
important for the team to have Anders around. He
has a lot of motivation and experience."