It was an interesting weekend of World Cup racing as the women’s series in Val d’Isere was completely lost to weather and the men’s series over in Val Gardena having weather troubles of its own with a fog-delayed super-G, a cancelled downhill, and a difficult giant slalom on Sunday in Alta Badia.
The Swiss team in particular left the weekend with a few bumps and bruises as speed star Beat Feuz underwent x-rays over the weekend after bashing his hand on a gate in Friday’s super-G. The x-rays revealed a broken fifth metacarpal that does not require surgery. The current leader in the downhill standings, Feuz plans to travel to Bormio with the Swiss team after Christmas.
Additionally, young star Marco Odermatt appeared to have injured his knee as he stopped in the finish after his second run of GS in Alta Badia. According to a Swiss Ski Team statement, Odermatt’s knee was struck by a gate as he approached the finish line. After additional evaluation back in Switzerland, an outer meniscus tear was discovered on Monday in his right knee and he was operated on at the Balgrist University Clinic. The Swiss Ski Team anticipates that Odermatt will be able to return to competition sometime this winter.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.