Ilka Stuhec suffers severe knee injury

During slalom training in Pitztal, Austria, on 22 October, Slovenian World Cup star Ilka Stuhec suffered a severe knee injury following a fall. The 2016/17 World Cup title winner in downhill and alpine combined and runner-up in the overall and super-G standings sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee during a crash while training on the glacier.

Stuhec will undergo surgery on Wednesday, 25 October, and more information about her condition and rehabilitation will be available after that time. 

She was recently named a Milka Ski Star and was looking forward to kicking off the new season sporting the iconic purple helmet emblazoned with "ilka" across the front.