Ekstrom Injures Left Wrist While Playing Volleyball
While playing volleyball with his teammates the other day, the DTM ace fell very “awkwardly” and broke his left-hand wrist. However, the good news is that the injury requires no surgery or any other kind of medical intervention.
“Mattias must wear a cast for about four weeks,” announced Audi team physician Dr. Christian John, who provided the 2-time DTM champion with the necessary medical care after the accident. “Afterwards he can start training again to build up the muscles.”
“We all hope that he recovers well and Mattias can line-up on the grid at Hockenheim,” he added.
The DTM season kicks off on May 1, at Hockenheim. Although the medical staff did not issue a precise time limit for Ekstrom's recuperation, it is believed that the Swede will indeed make the grid at the season opening round.
“We wish Mattias all the best and a rapid recovery,” said Audi Motorsport boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich. “I’m convinced that he will do everything possible to be absolutely ready to go for Hockenheim. We’ll give all the support he requires in the process.”
This is the second time Audi's DTM lineup is in jeopardy for the season opening round at Hockenheim, after last year Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen tore his left-foot Achilles tendon while playing tennis with his son.