In­jury ends Svin­dal’s sea­son

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

kitzbue­hel, aus­tria » Ak­sel Lund Svin­dal had all eyes on him once more af­ter a World Cup down­hill, but this time not for a rea­son he wanted.

Hav­ing won all but one of the five pre­vi­ous down­hills this sea­son, the over­all World Cup leader suf­fered a sea­son-end­ing knee in­jury in a dra­matic race on the Streif course.

Svin­dal and Aus­trian pair Ge­org Stre­it­berger and Hannes Re­ichelt were all thrown off the course af­ter catch­ing a bump they could hardly see be­cause of flat light on the Haus­bergkante.

Svin­dal rup­tured his an­te­rior cru­ci­ate lig­a­ment and dam­aged menis­cus in his right knee, and un­der­went surgery at a clinic in Inns­bruck.

He prob­a­bly will need up to nine months for re­cov­ery.

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