Two time Australian 100-metre freestyle swimming champion James Magnussen will be back at full competitive standard in time for the April Olympic trials following successful shoulder surgery.
Magnussen has been recuperating from major surgery last June. He withdrew from the World Championships in Russia because as he was diagnosed with damage to the sub scapular region his left shoulder.
Australian head coach Jacco Verhaeren has reportedly given Magnussen the green light to compete in future events.
“His progress is going well. We can say it has been a successful rehab,” Mr Verhaeren said.”He is completely cleared from all niggles and is now back in real training and is picking up intensity.”
Magnussen is expected to compete in the Victorian state championships this January. US National squad swimmer Will Copeland has temporarily relocated to Australia to train with the 100 metre freestyle world champion. — Joseph Walz