Eva-Maria Brem suffers a lower leg fracture
During the preparations for the slalom World Cup in Levi (FIN) on Friday on the Thurn Pass, Eva-Maria Brem straddled a gate, fell, and broke her left lower leg.
The Austrian team doctor diagnosed the fracture. “Both the tibia and the fibula are broken, which requires a surgical intervention to stabilise the bones and facilitate the healing process. Brem will be sidelined for four to six months,” said Dr. Christian Hoser.
Unfortunately, this means that we won't see last season's Giant Slalom World Cup winner on the circuit this season.
Despite an unsatisfying season start in Sölden, where she finished 26th, the 28 year-old racer was awarded with Austria’s “Sportswomen of the year” title one week ago, to honour her outstanding 2015/16 season.
We wish her a quick and full recovery, and hope to see her again on the World Cup Tour for the 2017/18 Olympic season.