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Sven Kramer has suffered a knee injury following a collision involving a car in Inzell. On Saturday morning Kramer was riding his bike when a car came out of an exit. The driver did not give priority to the multiple Olympic champion, so a collision was inevitable.
The severity of the injury still needs to be investigated, but it is clear that the preparation to the new season will be disrupted. At this moment it is still unclear whether Kramer will be fit for the World Cup Qualifying Tournament that will be held in Heerenveen from November 1st-3rd.
Kramer will fly back to the Netherlands on Sunday and is set to undergo an MRI on his injured knee on Monday.
"My knee hurts right now," says Kramer. "Tomorrow I will fly home for further examination at the hospital on Monday. It is not clear what the consequences are for the start of the new season. There is little to say about that now."
Team Jumbo-Visma is currently staying in Inzell to prepare for the new skating year, which starts on November 1st with the World Cup Qualifying Tournament at Thialf.