Overall contender Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Swiss skier Lara Gut will miss the rest of the world championships after tearing the ACL in her left knee in a race warmup on Friday.
Gut crashed while practicing for a slalom run in the combined event, where she was favored to finish with a medal after placing third in the opening downhill portion.
The 25-year-old overall World Cup champion was airlifted from the course and taken to a hospital in St. Moritz.
Gut tore the ligament and bruised her meniscus, but has not yet undergone surgery, the Swiss team said in a statement.
Though Gut rarely competes in slalom, she was a strong contender to add to the bronze medal she won in the super-G on Tuesday.
It is the second serious injury of Gut’s career. She missed the 2009-10 season after dislocating her right hip in a training crash in September 2009.