On Thursday, Swiss skier Mauro Caviezel fell during training in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and suffered what is being called a traumatic brain injury, according to Swiss-Ski. The athlete is hospitalized and will undergo further medical evaluation with an update expected Friday. He is also complaining of pain in his left knee.
Christian Höflehner, head of racing for Atomic told to BLICK: “Fortunately, there is no danger to life. But we won’t know how severe the damage is in his knee until after the examination on Friday.”
The 32-year-old, who took home the small globe in super G last season, was on the mend from an Achilles tendon injury he sustained over the summer. He came back strong enough to record his career-first World Cup victory last month in Val d’Isere.
UPDATE: In a press release from Swiss-Ski, head coach Tom Stauffer said Caviezel will be OK. “The diagnosis of traumatic brain injury sounds more brutal than it is in Mauro’s case. He just suffered a severe concussion. As it currently stands, the knee injury is not that serious either.”