Season over before it started for Beat Feuz

21 November 2012 11:56
Beat Feuz Sölden
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2012 overall World Cup runner-up Beat Feuz (SUI), who has been fighting an infection in his left knee since the World Cup Opening in Sölden, remains in hospital. His condition is stable but has forced Feuz to declare the season to be over for him.

The reason for the infection remains unclear. The first symptoms started to appear before Feuz left Sölden. However, they only became disturbing after he decided not to start in the Opening. After first aid on site and further examinations in a hospital in Berne, the knee joint was cleansed several times to try to identify and treat the source of infection.

The situation took a turn to worse last weekend and Feuz was transported to the Insel Hospital in Bern. With the help of specialists from various departments including orthopaedy, haematology, vascular surgery, radiology, and others, Feuz was diagnosed with increasing infection in the knee and bleeding in the joint. He has been treated with various therapy and medical measures, and efforts are underway to get to the core of the infection. As a result however return to racing is out of question at this time.