The Slovenia Times

Ilka Šuhec suffers season-ending injury in downhill crash


The injury is a crushing blow to the 28-year-old, who had made a phenomenal comeback this season after missing the Olympic season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee.

While Štuhec was able to get up after crashing into the protective fences on the course, she felt pain her knees. Her team decided to have her checked at the hospital in Crans Montana, with the tests showing she suffered a posterior cruciate ligament tear in the left knee and a bruised right knee.

The two-time downhill World Champion, who was third in the downhill rankings for the season ahead of the race, was transported to Basel where additional tests were conducted by Niklaus Friedrich, who had already performed surgery on Štuhec in the past.


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