After the loss of his first world Cup victory at the Green table, Stefan Luitz has cashed in on the slopes the next severe setbacks. In the giant slalom in Adelboden, the 26-year-old racer from arbitration on Saturday in the final and rolled the left shoulder. While Marcel Hirscher of Austria, celebrated a sovereign victory, flew in the allgäu for further investigation by helicopter to a hospital.”I always thought, it’s worse. But there are every Time but still an increase,“ said Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier to the continuing bad luck with injuries and his team. Luitz had been put the shoulder under anesthesia,further investigations in Switzerland and Luitz’return in Munich are intended to provide information on any further injuries. Only then is clear, whether and for how long Luitz fails.
For Luitz could have been an unfortunate week, so hardly worse. After he had been denied on Thursday his victory in Beaver Creek in December, but an application to the court of arbitration for sport Cas was unsuccessful, it provided, in the first run on the Chuenisbärgli place a stir. The hopes of an encouraging experience of success were dashed, however, in the final, after five goals, as Luitz started to slip from, and not in the course could hold.
Because he was the only German in the final, remained the DSV Team as early as 2018 in Adelboden, without points. Alpine Director Wolfgang Maier you saw on the side of wild cursing, as Luitz was excreted. Whether the mishap of the best German giant slalom driver also ligaments in the shoulder affected were withdrawn, was initially unclear.
good reason to celebrate had Hirscher, after the disqualification of Luitz because of an unauthorized oxygen Inhalation, this week, a world Cup victory to be flown came with the 66. Success, he put sporty one on top of it. He won the first race, still leading Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen (+0.71 seconds) and Thomas Fanara from France (+1,04). On Sunday, Hirscher can celebrate in the Slalom in the Bernese Oberland. Then veteran Felix Neureuther, who is not after a long injury on the giant slalom starts from the DSV Team.
The Austrian skier Anna Veith has moved meanwhile a ligament tear in his right knee and will be out for an end to the alpine world Cup season prematurely. The three-time Olympic medal winner and three-time world champion suffered a serious injury while Training in Pozza di Fassa in the Dolomites, such as the Austrian ski Federation (ÖSV) announced on Saturday. The 29-Year-old was not overthrown, but I have gotten a shock, and the workout ended. In a study in a clinic in the vicinity of Innsbruck, a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament was diagnosed. Veith should still be on the Saturday surgery.