Ludger Beerbaum sidelined with damaged leg

  • German Olympic showjumper Ludger Beerbaum has undergone surgical procedure after breaking his leg in a fall.

    Ludger was competing on the World Champions Tour (GCT) in Doha (2-4 March) together with Philipp Weishaupt and Christian Kukuk as a part of the newly fashioned GCT staff Riesenbeck Worldwide. The riders beforehand competed as Berlin Eagles and had been the 2022 World Champions League (GCL) champions.

    On Thursday (2 March) Ludger was twenty seventh within the CSI5* 1.45m on Mila, however within the subsequent class – additionally a 1.45m – he had a fall from Christians Carado.

    “Ludger instantly felt that this was greater than a innocent fall,” stated a Reisenbeck spokesman, including that it was confirmed in hospital that Ludger had fractured his thigh.

    Ludger underwent surgical procedure to have stabilising plates and screws inserted into his leg, and in an replace yesterday (5 March) it was confirmed the operation went nicely.

    “Ludger has efficiently been operated on and is now on the highway to restoration,” stated the spokesman.

    “We wish to thanks all for the excellent sympathy and nicely needs in the previous couple of days.”

    Philipp and Christian continued to have a profitable present, with Philip and 13-year-old gelding Coby 8 and Christian and 11-year-old stallion Mumbai serving to Riesenbeck Worldwide declare victory within the GCL competitors. The St Tropez Pirates that includes Simon Delestre and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli had been second, whereas Marcus Ehning and John Whitaker picked up third for Valkenswaard United.

    Philipp went on to be victorious with the nine-year-old mare Simply Be Mild within the aggressive grand prix class. Christian and 10-year-old mare Good Van’t Zorgvliet had been second.

    “It’s a very particular second, the nicest story on this complete state of affairs is when now we have one down like what occurred with Ludger’s accident; it couldn’t have occurred in a greater place,” Philipp stated. “We felt like the entire nation of Qatar was serving to us, the hospital was wonderful and he virtually felt like he was at house.”

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