The departure of the team of the German ski Federation’s arg decimated in the most important weeks of the season, and after the severe knee injury of Kitzbühel-winner Thomas Dreßen now renounce also to Andreas Sander. The 29-year-old ski racer has also tore a cruciate ligament in his right knee. “A Super-GAU is chasing the other. All the hope that has been placed in the departure of the team are pretty frustrated,“ said Alpine Manager Wolfgang Maier on Saturday. “The number One and number Two in the Team are now injured.”

The violation of Sander met all particularly off guard, because they are already on the 27. December in the second downhill training in Bormio happened – but only on Friday has been diagnosed. “Of course, that was very shocking and surprising for me,” said Sander on Saturday in the social networks. The surgery is scheduled for the start of the week in Munich.

He was jumped in in Italy and have not felt a reaction in my knee, which kept him busy, but after that, it was said of Sander. In downhill and Super-G, he came to the seats 35 and 14. After a couple of free days over the year, the complaints only in the first training of the year on Friday so that a “routine investigation” should be telling, what is not voice, said Maier. “The idea that he has a cruciate ligament injury, we wouldn’t have come in 100 years.”