On January 16, 24-year-old Taïna Barioz injured her left knee while training in Austria. She had to go back to France for further medical examinations. Luckily the injury wasn’t too serious. She actually suffered benign left knee and left ankle sprains as well as a bruised lower back. According to the French Ski Federation, this implies a two to three week break to fully recover. She will hence be able to ski again as from February 4.
Switzerland’s Martina Schild was forced early in the season to rush her return from America to undergo a back operation in November 2012, because of slipped disc. Unfortunately the recovery process was not satisfactory and a second operation was needed mid-January. Although rehab is going well now, the skier from Grindelwald won’t be able race again this season.
According to Swiss-Ski, she is somehow in a good state of mind. "I feel much better and I can now start with physiotherapy again. Before, it was only partially possible and my condition wasn’t really improving. I’ve chosen to put the 2012/13 season behind me and I am already looking to the future with optimism”, said Martina Schild.We wish a quick recovery to all the injured athletes and are looking forward to seeing them race again very soon.