It's been a season to forget for the Finnish Pinner, with his latest crash in training at the Canberra World Cup taking him out of the 2008 season.
Matti returns home to Finland tomorrow, Monday, after it was decided to have surgery in his home country and not in Australia. He has broken the radius in both hands with the right hand being worse than the left. There's still no 100% confirmation on the condition on his scaphoid bones in both hands at the moment, but the possibility of fractures does exist and these need to be explored with his doctors.Right now the estimated recovery time is at least 8 weeks..so Matti will now start looking to season 09.
Before boarding his flight home, Matti had this to say: "This season was really bad for me. 8 weeks recovery time means that I will have been out of game for 7 months of the past 13 months. So now I can forget this unlucky season and concentrate on next year."http://www.23degrees-sports.com