Dujmovits underwent surgery

20 December 2016 13:45
Juila Dujomivts competed during the Cortina finals despite a severe injury
Juila Dujomivts competed during the Cortina finals despite a severe injury -
Miha Matavz

Following a race accident in last Saturday's parallel slalom World Cup event in Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), the 2014 Olympic psl champion had to underwent surgery yesterday.

Dujmovits had sustained a luxation and fracture of her left ring finger when she caught by gate with her left hand during her second qualification run.

After first aid was given at the venue site, the Burgenland resident gave it a try in the K.o. Rounds but got eliminated in her eighth finale finishing ninth in the end.

During yesterday's surgery, the affected finger got fixed with three screws. As a result, the national team member is now sidelined from action for the next four to six weeks which puts a start at the home World Cup event in Bad Gastein in doubt.

From January 9 till 11, a parallel slalom and team parallel slalom are slated to take place on the tradition-rich and famous Bucheben slope.

“I'm happy that the surgery went well. Now, I'm hoping for the best regarding the healing process but won't put me under pressure as my main goal are the world championships in Sierra Nevada next March.

However, a start in Bad Gastein is in question but I haven't written the races off yet,” Dujmovits said.