Austrian World Cup skier’s leg has been amputated
OSLO, Norway ” Austrian skier Matthias Lanzinger’s lower left leg was amputated because of complications from two broken bones in a crash at a World Cup race.
Lanzinger broke his shin and fibula Sunday during a super-G. The double fracture severely damaged blood vessels, hampering circulation in the 27-year-old skier’s leg.
The Austrian ski federation said the surgery Monday night was only partly successful and left doctors no other option in an effort to avoid further risks.
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