Austrian speed star Cornelia Huetter had complained of right knee pain after the super-G in Lake Louise, Canada, less than a week ago. The native of Styria, Austria, finished 15th the super-G in St. Moritz, Switzerland, last Saturday and after the pain was still present following the race, she chose to be further evaluated in Innsbruck. The MRI, conducted by team doctor Christian Hoser, revealed a cartilage fracture. For the 26-year-old, the diagnosis means a training and racing break of probably five weeks.
“At the super-G in Lake Louise, I felt a stitch in my right knee in the fifth or sixth gate and could not really push it anymore,” Huetter explained. “I did not think more had happened, so I gritted my teeth and decided to race in St. Moritz. Our physiotherapist did a great job in between, but I urgently needed an MRI scan to get it clarified. I’ve digested the diagnosis meanwhile and look positively forward again.”
Huetter will undergo therapy at her home in the next few weeks.
Release courtesy of the Austrian Ski Federation.