Home World Cup in Crans-Montana tough on Swiss team

26 February 2012 16:19

Swiss speed specialist Marc Gisin sustained an ACL injury in his left knee as he crashed in the second super-G in Crans-Montana on Saturday. The Engelberg native will miss the rest of the season just like his older sister Dominique (26) who also injured her left knee in January and had to undergo an operation due to meniscus and cartilage damage.

The exams in the clinic in Muttenz on Sunday showed that Marc Gisin tore his ACL as well as sustaining a severe bone bruise. He will be operated in the next few days. 

"Considering the situation I am doing well," said the 23-year-old racer. "I am ready to take on the rehab and confidently looking forward to the next season."

Besides Gisin, two other Swiss racers - Patrick Küng and Sandro Viletta - injured themselves during the long weekend of racing in Crans-Montana as they crashed in the first super-G, the make-up race for Kitzbühel, on Friday. Patrick Küng injured a collateral ligament in his knee whilst Viletta had a concussion and a cut in the face.

Patrick Küng had an MRI examination done on his left knee on Friday after he got caught in the second-to-last gate in the first super-G in Crans-Montana. The results showed a strain of the collateral ligament but no injuries to meniscus and ACL. It remains to be seen how long he needs to return to racing.

Sandro Viletta needs a few days to recover from the light concussion and to heal his left wrist.