Meillard to miss Olympic Winter Games with knee injury

08 February 2018 11:05
Melanie Meillard at World Cup Stockholm
Melanie Meillard at World Cup Stockholm -
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Swiss rising star Melanie Meillard of Switzerland suffered a season-ending injury to her left knee following a fall in giant slalom training on Thursday in PyeongChang. She was preparing to compete in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games at the time of the injury.

Meillard sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus in her left knee and will have to end her competition season immediately. She is currently ranked sixth in the World Cup slalom standings and secured her career-first podium finish at World Cup Oslo in January.

She will return home to Switzerland on Friday to determine further medical treatment of the injury.