National team physio to hospital by helicopter after accident during training in Austria – VG


INJURED: National team physio Trond Reginiussen (left) had to go to hospital after an accident on the ground in Austria on Saturday. Photo: Arne Hauge, Altaposten

Many years of physiotherapist for the alpine national team Trond Reginiussen fell and suffered a fracture in the back during training with Ragnhild Mowinckel in Austria on Saturday.

The accident happened on the ground in Pitztal in Austria, confirms national team doctor Marc Strauss to VG.

The hill is about an hour’s drive from Sölden, where there was a grand slalom opening for the women on Saturday. The Reginius was picked up by helicopter.

Trond fell to the ground and hit his chest and his chest hurt. He was then taken to the hospital, where it was found via CT examination that he had sustained a fracture in the back, the doctor says.

– Feel fine

Reginiussen was admitted to hospital in Zams on Saturday night, and will most likely have surgery on Monday.

– He is fine and can partly move around a bit, but we try to protect him a bit, says Strauss, and states that he spoke with Reginiussen no later than Saturday night.

– He is fine, talks to the family and has good function in both arms and legs.

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Reginiussen had been part of the alpine national team for 14 years when in 2015 he became a manual therapist for men.

During this period, he became nationally known when he with intensive treatment got Kjetil Andre Aamodt on his feet again before he took Olympic gold in super-G in 2006. Reginiussen is the uncle of Rosenborg star Tore Reginiussen and Ranheim player Mads Reginiussen.

Since joining the men’s national team, Reginiussen has stepped down from the national team job, but he still works with, among others, Ragnhild Mowinckel.

INJURY PLAGUE: Ragnhild Mowinckel recently told TV 2 that she hopes to make a comeback during 2020 after the injury nightmare. Photo: Tore Kristiansen

She did not participate in Saturday’s race, but stated in an interview with TV 2 on Friday that she is working really hard with the comeback after her second cruciate ligament injury last autumn.

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