Manfred Pranger undergoes hip surgery
2009 Slalom World Champion Manfred Pranger had to undergo hip surgery at a clinic near Innsbruck Hochrum.
"During the three-hour surgery the torn lip of the hip joint has been reattached. The patient is doing well and can start already tomorrow with physiotherapy," doctors Christian Peter and Hoser Gföller said shortly after the procedure.
The Austrian had already complained during the season about hip pain and a post-season evaluation found the operation necessary. As surgery has been successful, Pranger is scheduled to leave the clinic in the next two or three days.