After ending his season prematurely because of injury, Thor Hushovd has recently started his training again, having been given the permission by the doctors. When asked about the news Hushovd agreed to that and said it was wonderful for him to be on track again.
Thor Hushovd went through a disastrous time in 2012. BMC Racing Team found an explanation for his poor performance this season which is because Hushovd suffered from illness with a virus and muscle swelling. Max Testa, the physician of the BMC Racing Team, conceded that the news was true. Hushovd went through some medical tests at the Salt Lake City Health and Fitness Institute and the report said about the virus attack.
Testa also stated that the tests were performed to make clear why Hushovd wasn’t able to cope up with his routine exercises. As he was not able to tolerate the rigid exercises, he was having problem with his performance all along the season. A symptom of post-viral infection with muscle inflammation has been detected at the end of the tests. It is also reported by Testa that he is currently under medication and his condition is getting better. It is expected of Hushovd that he will be completely fit before the next season.
Hushovd is really happy to see his progress and wants to train hard for the next season. He also said that he has followed every suggestion that doctors gave him and this is why he is regaining his strength so fast. It had been a real tough time for him and now he wants to forget all about it and keep his focus on the next season.
Thor Hushovd will be joining Team BMC in December after completing the final tests. He is optimistic about the next season as he says that he can feel the difference. The injury had cost him the whole year and now he will do whatever needed to rise to his peak form.