Swiss Skier Albrecht Has Knee Surgery

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The Swiss ski federation says Albrecht arrived home Tuesday and went to a hospital in Bern. The team says the 29-year-old racer had an operation on a dislocated kneecap and torn ligaments.

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BERN, Switzerland (AP) - Daniel Albrecht has undergone surgery in Switzerland after seriously injuring his left knee in a training crash on the World Cup downhill course in Lake Louise, Alberta.

The Swiss ski federation says Albrecht arrived home Tuesday and went to a hospital in Bern. The team says the 29-year-old racer had an operation on a dislocated kneecap and torn ligaments.

Albrecht was preparing to start his first World Cup downhill since a horrific crash in 2009 during training in Kitzbuehel, Austria. He spent 16 days in an induced coma to recover from brain and lung injuries.

Albrecht was the 2007 world champion in super-combined and is a four-time winner on the World Cup circuit.


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