Marit Bjorgen has been diagnosed with bronchitis and has started a seven day antibiotic cure.
What looked like a cold that started on Saturday was diagnosed as bronchitis by an Italian doctor on Tuesday, according to the Norwegian team’s physician Hans Petter Stokke.
Bjorgen has as part of the treatment been moved from the altitude camp at Seiser Alm (Alpe di Suisse) to lower elevation in order to speed up the recovery
7 day antibiotic cure
Marit was in bed with fever on Tuesday and the appetite wasn’t as normal, but she is getting plenty of fluid with vitamin C and antioxidants, said Stokke.
She has started a seven day long antibiotic cure and will not move up to altitude before she is fever free. The earliest would be Thursday or Friday and it’s not expected that she will ski again before after the weekend.
Bjorgen had similar problems after Oberstdorf. World’s last winter. It forced her to miss the Lathi World Cup, but she came back and was 5th in the Drammen sprint and then won the 30-k in Holmenkollen and the next two World Cup races.