Ammann back training after Austrian mishap

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AFP/The Local - [email protected] • 29 Jan, 2015 Updated Thu 29 Jan 2015 21:22 CEST

Switzerland's four-time Olympic ski jumping champion Simon Ammann returned to training on Thursday, just two weeks after suffering a serious head injury in a fall in Austria.

"I feel fine physically," said the 33-year-old native of Saint Gallen.
   
"As far as my return is concerned, we have targeted the world championships which start (in Sweden) on February 18th, but there's still a long way to go before that point."
   
The Swiss star fell face-first after his second jump of 136 metres, his legs spread into a splits and his head slammed into the ice at the Four Hills event in Bischofshofen.
   
Ammann is no stranger to injury — he was seriously hurt in a fall at Willingen in 2002 but went on to claim an Olympic double a month later at Salt Lake City.

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