The famous downhill skier and one of the great rivals of the Czech ski star Ester Ledecká on the white slopes, the Swiss Corinne Suterová, got into big trouble during the preparation for the new season. After falling in training, she was injured and will be out for at least six weeks. He will certainly miss the start of the World Cup (October 23 and 24 in Sölden, Austria).
According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, the 26-year-old world champion in the downhill fell during training in Zermatt. According to the daily, she lost control of her skis at a speed of 100 km / h. The fall looked quite serious, as evidenced by the bruises on his face.
“At first she thought it was nothing worse. And after the first check-up from the doctors, she even skied down the glacier herself, “Beat Tschuor, the head coach of the Swiss women’s team, told Blick.
But when she fell, she also injured her legs, from which the pain did not go away. The competitor went to Zurich for an examination by the union doctor Walter O. Frey. And he gave her an unpleasant diagnosis.
“Heavy bruises on both sides of the tibial plateau (upper end of the tibia at knee level). Very unpleasant thing, “commented the result of the Tschuor examination.
But Suter apparently was lucky in the accident, because the injury probably won’t require surgery. “Injured structures should heal on their own without surgery,” Frey reassured.
“But the timing of the injury is very unpleasant, of course,” lamented Tschuor’s coach.
Realistically, it can probably be expected that Suter will jump into the World Cup at the turn of November and December in the speed disciplines in Canada and the USA.