Swiss technical specialist Justin Murisier’s recovery after his torn ACL injury is now over. Murisier has done an intensive physical training program in the last few weeks in order to be able to participate at the first on-snow training with the Swiss technical team in Saas-Fee this week.
“After accepting, mentally and physically, this new injury, I had to work like crazy to regain confidence and rebuild my right leg,” Murisier said. “It has been a very difficult time, and today I see the end of the tunnel by joining my teammates on the glacier. I’m looking forward to coming back and I will do my best to get back into the shape I was.”
In August 2018, Murisier suffered a torn ACL and a cartilage injury in his right knee after falling during giant slalom training in New Zealand. For Murisier, this was the third serious injury to his right knee since his World Cup debut in 2010. He already missed the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons due to two torn ACLs, the first in autumn of 2011 playing soccer and the second 11 months later during slalom training. In the 2017-18 season, the Swiss skier was ranked 7th in the World Cup GS standings.
Release courtesy of Swiss Ski.