Overall contender Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash | AspenTimes.com

Overall contender Lara Gut tears ACL in training crash

Gold medalist Austria's Nicole Schmidhofer and Bronze medalist Switzerland's Lara Gut, from left, stand on the podium during the flower ceremony after the women's Super-G at the 2017 Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (Alexandra Wey/Keystone via AP)
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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.

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