One day after teammate Stephanie Brunner sustained a season-ending injury in training at Pozza di Fassa (ITA) ahead of the Kronplatz World Cup, Austrian Anna Veith suffered a similar fate on Saturday. Although the past Olympic, World Championship, and World Cup Overall champion did not crash, she experienced right knee pain during the giant slalom training session and had to stop skiing.
At an examination in Privatklinik Hochrum, Dr. Christian Hoser diagnosed a torn ACL in her right knee, the same knee she injured while training for the Sölden season opener in October of 2015. However, the latest injury that stalled her eventual comeback was left knee patella pain that required surgery in 2017.
Since her return from those two nearly back-to-back injuries, Veith won super-G silver at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, won one World Cup super-G and podiumed in another, and has had four top-10 World Cup finishes so far this season. She is currently ranked ninth in the giant slalom season standings and 15th in the super-G season standings.
The 29-year-old is scheduled to undergo surgery today performed by Dr. Christian Hoser.
Release courtesy of ÖSV