Austrian GS specialist Philipp Schoerghofer will skip the World Cup opener at the end of October in Soelden due to a painful cartilage injury and a bone bruise in his right knee.
“I’m not feeling well,” he said. “The knee is still very painful. It is not possible to practice normal skiing or strolling. I must now have patience and therapy and hope that it will fit in the U.S.”
The giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colo. is now the next milestone for the 34 year old.
“Missing a home race is very painful,” he continued. “Now I have to get the bone bruise away as quickly as possible, so I can be back at the start in early December.”
This would have been Schoerghofer’s 10th World Cup start at the Austrian venue. One of his six career World Cup podium results was a third-place finish at Soelden back in 2011. His best race last season was a third-place result in the Adelboden World Cup GS.
Release courtesy of the Austrian Ski Federation