Habluetzel with knee injury

31 March 2016 10:12
David Habluetzel who placed ninth at the last world champs has to handle the second big set-back of his young career
David Habluetzel who placed ninth at the last world champs has to handle the second big set-back of his young career -
Oliver Kraus

The Swiss freestyle snowboard roster keeps on going through a bad patch.

After Lucien Koch and Michael Schaerer both suffered serious injuries in February sidelining them from action, David Habluetzel is now the third big name on the federation's injury list.

The halfpipe specialist tore his right ACL and fractured his meniscus in a training accident in Laax, Switzerland last week when he missed the sweet spots landing a trick too far in the middle of the pipe.

The 19-year-old then twisted the same knee again he had injured two years ago.

Habluetzel already underwent surgery in St. Moritz and has now to face a seven-month injury lay-off.