Grünenfelder's season over before it begins

Grünenfelder faces six months out of action Keystone

Swiss skier Jürg Grünenfelder has been ruled out for the coming season after failing to recover from a summer training injury.

This content was published on October 3, 2000 - 17:25

The downhill and super G specialist suffered a horrific fall in August while training with the Swiss squad in Argentina, smashing his knee, injuring a finger and gashing his right eyebrow.

An immediate operation was unable to solve the problem with his knee, and on Monday the 26-year-old underwent a second operation to remove damaged cartilage.

Grünenfelder, whose greatest success was a fourth-place finish at the Nagano Winter Olympics, will need at least six months to recover from the latest operation, and is certain to miss the World Championships in St Anton.

Despite the dramatic nature of his injuries and the extent of his subsequent operations doctors say that Grünenfelder should be able to resume his career after the lengthy layoff.

swissinfo with agencies

This article was automatically imported from our old content management system. If you see any display errors, please let us know:

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?