The season is over for Norway’s Lucas Braathen, who crashed through the finish in Adelboden on Friday.
Braathen lost his balance when his skis appeared to touch as he shifted his feet to ensure his right ski did not hook around the last gate. The Norwegian Ski Association announced the 20-year-old sustained an MCL tear and will be out for the season.
“The injury requires surgery. We will now get him home for a final assessment, but the season is over. The rehabilitation period after such an injury is normally between six and nine months,” said Norwegian national team doctor Marc Strauss in a press release.
Braathen snagged his first World Cup victory in October.
Meanwhile, Atle Lie McGrath, who also crashed in the race, is reported to be out six weeks with an MCL strain. McGrath earned his first-career podium last month in Alta Badia.