The Thuringian was injured in the first of two single-seater races in Sigulda, but finished despite severe pain. With a third-place finish, the exceptional luger won the World Cup overall winner’s large crystal ball for the first time in his career. A little later, the 25-year-old also secured a sprint title, but finished fourth in the race and missed out on the podium for the first time this season.

“As a precaution, we have excluded Max from the World Cup squad due to a back injury. This needs to be treated immediately, health comes first. We must think about the future of the young athlete and not risk his health. “, said national team coach Norbert Loch.
© German Press Agency


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