The IBU website has an update on Jaroslav Soukup’s injury and how his recovery is progressing. He had a couple of surgeries and looks set for a complete recovery.
He suffered the injuries after going over the handlebars on a mountain bike on a rolling downhill section. While there are risks in every form of training, this incident should make coaches reflect about the difficulty of trails that should be used when training on a mountain bike. Certainly there are some trails here in Sea-to-Sky Country that while fabulous, might pose an unnecessary risk of injury to nordic skiers.