Bad injury for Coratti
Edwin Coratti has torn his left achilles tendon during a training run on the Schnals glaciers in Italy.
The 25-year-old had been attending a training camp of the Italian alpine snowboard team when the grave misfortune happened.
The South Tyrolean who represented his home country at two world championships so far (2013 and 2015) fell during his last run and crashed into the gates.
“I got hit pretty bad by a stubby, and then the accident occurred,” said Coratti who already successfully underwent surgery in Innsbruck, Austria yesterday.
According to the doctors he is now supposed to be sidelined from action for several months but hopes to come back early and strong enough to qualify for the 2017 FIS Snowboard World Championships set to take place in Sierra Nevada, Spain from March 9 -17 with the alpine snowboarding decisions scheduled for March 13 and 14.
“There is a slight chance that I can make it but I won't push it. I will focus on my recovery, and then we will see where it takes me,” he stated.
Coratti had celebrated his career's best season last winter including his career's first World Cup win at the parallel slalom World Cup finals in Winterberg, Germany.