Suter injures knee in crash in St Moritz

28 January 2012 08:00
Fabienne Suter
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Fabienne Suter, the winner of the Bad Kleinkirchheim super-G, crashed spectacularly in the slalom portion of the super combined competition in St. Moritz on Friday and injured her right knee. According to the diagnosis 27-year-old Suter strained the right knee pit (popliteal fossa) as well as straining the ACL in the same knee. She will have to rest for several weeks.

"The recovery during the next few days and weeks will show when Fabienne can return to racing," said team doctory Walter O. Frey.

Suter is the fourth speed specialist on the Swiss team that is injured during the current season after Andrea Dettling, Marianna Kaufmann-Abderhalden and Dominique Gisin already had to prematurely end the season.

UPDATE: Following further examination by team doctor Olivier Siegrist, it has become clear that Fabienne Suter will definitely miss the rest of the season. Her right ACL is not just strained but torn. She will need to take a break of a minimum of six months.