Injured, Ted-Jan Bloemen will be sidelined for two to three weeks

Calgary, December 4, 2015 – The new 10,000m World Record holder Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary will be out for a period of two to three weeks following an injury which happened during a warm up at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating held this weekend in Inzell, Germany.

Assessed by the medical staff of the Canadian team, Ted-Jan Bloemen sustained a laceration to his left shin following a fall of one of the members of the Canadian men’s team pursuit during the warm up prior to the start of the competition. The injury sustained required that Ted-Jan Bloemen go to the hospital for further exams which confirmed he did not suffer any broken bones. He did however receive stitches.

Ted-Jan Bloemen and members of his family who were in Inzell will now go back to the Netherlands, his native country, to rest from his injury.

He will not compete for the remaining of the competition in Inzell this weekend as well as the World Cup next week in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and should be back in Canada at the same time as the national team early in the week of December 14.

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Kerry Dankers
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