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Anna Fenninger suffers season-ending knee injury in Soelden

post #1 of 11
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Sad news from Soelden today:

 

http://www.skiracing.com/stories/anna-fenninger-suffers-season-ending-knee-injury-in-soelden/

 

 

 

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.

post #2 of 11

This is terrible.  She is one of my favorites.  She wins overall globes at 5'3" 125lbs which is pretty amazing. 

 

The ladies side of the sport will look very different than last year.  Between all the retirements, injuries, and year-off breaks, this looks like the year for the U.S. team to dominate.  Just a few more days till the season kicks off. 

post #3 of 11
ORF Sport confirmed she had a ligament tear. It may take up to 2 months for a full recovery, but I wouldn't say the season is completely lost.With today's medical wonders , you never know. Anyways without her the WC championship will not be the same.
post #4 of 11
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Fenninger & Shiffrin have been my 2 favorite skiers to watch over the past few years mostly because of their superior technique & the unflappable ability to display their skills on the world stage.

Wishing her a safe & speedy recovery.

post #5 of 11

Wondering if we should change the title to this thread and start including all knee injuries.  

Two in two days. 

From Ski Racing: http://www.skiracing.com/stories/dustin-cook-sustains-knee-injury-while-training-in-austria/

One bad news story was more than enough, but Alpine Canada Alpin's World Championship silver medalist Dustin Cook also sustained a knee injury that will require surgery while training GS today, counting him out of Skiweltcup Sölden.

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Wondering if we should change the title to this thread and start including all knee injuries.  

Two in two days. 

From Ski Racing: http://www.skiracing.com/stories/dustin-cook-sustains-knee-injury-while-training-in-austria/

One bad news story was more than enough, but Alpine Canada Alpin's World Championship silver medalist Dustin Cook also sustained a knee injury that will require surgery while training GS today, counting him out of Skiweltcup Sölden.

Yeah, just heard that about Cook...  Bummer.

 

In my mind Anna was one of, if not the favorite for the overall this year, she is not just another racer even if she does have a pretty face ;).  Technically she is one of the best at long turns that I have ever seen & I would say the same for Shiffrin & short turns.  Hopefully no one but Mikaela pushes Mikaela too hard in the speed stuff.

 

JF 

post #7 of 11

Yep... a real bummer today between Dustin & Anna. Both are coming into the season with a super strong finish from last year.

Hope they both have a rapid recovery!

post #8 of 11
Great loss to the World Cup and all fans. Fenninger's skiing defined (and, of course, will again) the cutting edge, in my opinion. It contrasted in subtle but critical ways with some of the current "sacred cows" of skiing, teaching, and coaching, and exemplified (exemplifies) many of the movements and principles that I and others have described here at EpicSki. People can argue here through hundreds of posts about they think "should" be, but watching Fenninger's skiing shows what is, or at least what can be. As Yogi Berra famously said, "you can observe a lot just by watching" (or something to that effect). So:




Heal quickly, Anna, and come back to dominate again!

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #9 of 11
Lots of conversation last night in Soelden about the bigger radius of the GS skis. I thought we had passed that, but evidently today kind of ignited it again. Dustin Cook's injury is rumored to be an ACL. Tough day.

On a side note, I would venture to say that we'll see MS start to ramp up her SG starts. With this year's field, she should be able to start to pile up some points in that discipline. Been doing a lot of training to get ready for it.

Best to Anna and Dusty on their recoveries.....
post #10 of 11
This is awful.
So no Maze, Fenninger, and what about Lindsey?

Fenninger will miss the whole season. No 2 month comeback. She needs acl surgery and patella tendon surgery. Really too bad.
post #11 of 11

Lindsey has been training with stitches in her hand. She got them after breaking up a fight between her dogs. She'll be okay. Report in Ski Racing magazine is that Julia Mancuso will be out for the 2015-16 season due to hip surgery. That sucks.

 

Karl

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