Two-time overall World Cup champion Anna Fenninger suffered a serious knee injury in a training accident today in Soelden, Austria, that will require surgery. Fenninger was training on a giant slalom course in the “Ice Box” when she slid on her inside ski and fell. She had to be removed from the slope with a sled and was airlifted to Innsbruck for an evaluation.

“Anna has suffered a serious ligament injury in her right knee which requires a surgical intervention. It involves a tear of … the anterior cruciate ligament,” said Austrian team doctor Christian Hoser. “Moreover, she has also suffered a tear of the patellar tendon in her right knee, which must also be treated surgically.”

Fenninger will undergo surgery at the Hochrum Clinic in Innsbruck today.

Release courtesy of OSV

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