Anna Fenninger set for knee surgery after training crash

FIS World Cup winner Anna Fenninger will undergo surgery on Wednesday after suffering a serious knee injury during a training run in Solden.

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Two-time and reigning FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup champion Anna Fenninger looks set to miss the majority of the 2015-16 season after sustaining a serious knee injury.

Fenninger was airlifted to hospital on Wednesday after an accident during a training run ahead of the opening round of the new season in Solden " a giant slalom race she won 12 months ago.

Having been flown to hospital in Innsbruck for scans, a statement from the FIS has confirmed the 26-year-old will be sidelined for an extended period following surgery.

It read: "After a crash during today"s training in Solden, Anna Fenninger was injured and had to be airlifted to a hospital in Innsbruck.

"The medical examination showed a fracture of the collateral and the anterior cruciate ligament of her right knee. She also suffered a tear of the patellar tendon. The multiple Overall World Cup winner will undergo surgery this afternoon.

"The injury will sideline Fenninger for an extended period of time, however there is no information about her eventual come-back, as the focus is currently on the surgery and her recovery."

Fenninger's rival Lindsey Vonn, who injured her ACL in 2013, will also be absent from the opening event of the new season as she continues her rehabiliation from a broken ankle.

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