The Austrian speed specialist Cornelia Huetter has decided to skip this season in term to fully recover after her left knee injury suffered a year ago during the World Cup finals in Soldeu.
Unfortunately, yesterday's training day in Reiteralm (AUT) did not have a positive end for Cornelia, who injured her left knee again during a giant slalom training session. During an MRI examination in Altenmarkt, a tear ACL was diagnosed. The Styrian woman has been undergone to surgery today by Dr Jürgen Mandl in Graz.
"Certainly, the diagnosis has been very difficult to swallow for me, and it is difficult to find the right words. I have to take it as it is now, and I will face the challenge. For me, it's now a matter of continuing to fight and keeping my goals in mind," said the 27-year-old speed specialist.
The positive note of today is the possible return to competition for the three-time overall champion Mikaela Shiffrin who announced her return to Europe and her eventual return to competition. The American ski star has been at home grieving the loss of her father, Jeff Shiffrin, who died suddenly on February 2nd.