Complete News World

Alpine skiing: Sofia Goggia speaks out after horror diagnosis – Olympic champion has already undergone surgery in Milan

Alpine skiing: Sofia Goggia speaks out after horror diagnosis – Olympic champion has already undergone surgery in Milan

Goggia received huge support during giant slalom training with the Italian team on Monday morning and was taken by helicopter to La Madonnina Hospital in Milan.

The 31-year-old was preparing for the upcoming World Cup in Soldeu in Ponte di Legno and got stuck in the gate at the right-hand turn.

The Italian woman underwent surgery in Milan a few hours after her fall. A plate was inserted into Goggia's right leg, which was secured with seven screws.

The Italian skating federation FISI said in a press release that evening that the operation had gone well. Goggia is said to now have to complete a rest and relief phase of approximately 40 days before she can begin the more active part of her physical therapy.

Sofia Goggia was seriously injured during training

Image credit: Getty Images

“Sofia is strong, she will overcome this injury.”

The 24-time World Cup winner was welcomed in Milan by Andrea Panzeri, Chairman of the FISI Medical Committee, in collaboration with Dr. Ricardo accepts the job.

“Sofia called me from the slopes this morning,” Panzri told Sky after the operation. “When she called, she already had a feeling of what she had done and tests confirmed it. It is a fracture of the tibia at the bottom, at the joint level, with an ankle injury.”

“We tell the fans that Sofia will come back. In her mind, she has become more aware of her injuries, and she has not had the mental breakdown that she had before the Olympics. Maybe because it is an important season, but she is really happy. I am looking forward to the Olympics,” continued the head of the medical department at FISI. I've seen her calm, clearly angry, but always strong. She never gave up for a moment.”

Goggia joins the endless injury misery

FISI president Flavio Roda was dismayed after Goggia's fall: “It's always sad when an athlete is injured. In addition, Sofia was currently in very good shape – strong in speed and improving in the giant slalom. This injury “It's a real shame. I hope you recover well,” he said.

Goggia joins a long list of serious injuries this season.

Last week, several women suffered serious falls on the slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo, including ski star Mikaela Shiffrin (medial ligament injury), and Swiss women Corinna Sutter and Joanna Hallen, who both suffered cruciate ligament injuries.
Olympic slalom champion Petra Vlhova was forced to end her season after tearing her cruciate and medial ligaments in the giant slalom in Jasna.

“Ride the siege!” Goggia outperforms the competition in Super-G