Dale Oen joins Norwegian altitude camp despite of problematic shoulder

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Silver medallist Alexander Dale OenNorway’s world champion Alexander Dale Oen has been suffering from a pinched nerve and some cartilage damage to his shoulder, forcing him to stay away from hard training, and from competing at the British Trials and Debrecen 2012 Europeans. He is out of pain now when not stressing the shoulder, but suffers when doing any hard work with his arm, and the Norwegians have therefore questioned whether he would go to altitude camp with the rest of the Norwegian team, leaving in a few days. But according to bt.no the decision has now been made that he will go, after an assessment that it will be easier to let him acclimatize and if needed send him back home again, than to send him over later.

(Image courtesy of Helgi Halldórsson, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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