Didier Défago (SUI) suffers a torn ligament

15 September 2010 18:56

In a crash in today's super G training in Zermatt downhill Olympic champion Didier Défago twisted his left knee and sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament and a sprain of the MCL. This came out during the MRI checkup at the hospital in Sion.

The 32-year-old Didier Défago will be operated on this Saturday by the team doctor Olivier Siegrist in the La Tour Hospital in Geneva. "Based on the present diagnosis Didier Défago is expected to miss the whole season," explained Hans Spring, Chief Medical Team Alpine men.