Author of a promising first run on Saturday during the Adelboden giant slalom, with the 7th fastest time despite his bib number 21, Victor Muffat-Jeandet fell heavily at the start of the second after being unbalanced on a bump, ending in the nets after hitting the track with his head.
Hospitalized in Switzerland, the French skier “has been successfully operated on for a broken nose,” the French Ski Federation said on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Savoyard "will be repatriated" during the day to France for an "additional examination" of his left knee, said the FFS.
HURJA tilanne miesten suurpujottelussa.😱
Victor Muffat-Jeandet ajoi rajusti ulos Adelbodenin suurpujottelussa.
Muffat-Jeandet kuljetettiin pulkalla pois rinteestä kaatumisen jälkeen.
Toivotaan, että tilanteesta selvitään ilman suurempia vammoja.🙏#ViaplayTalvi pic.twitter.com/AHHulwJIQA
— Viaplay Urheilu (@ViaplayUrheilu) January 7, 2023
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Transported by helicopter to hospital in Bern, the skier suffered, in addition to his nose sores, cuts to his right hand "as well as a concussion", the federation said on Saturday.
Muffat-Jeandet returned to the slopes in the fall after a 2022 season cut short by a fibula fracture in early January during the Zagreb slalom, which cost him the Beijing Olympics.
He was due to take part this Sunday in the Adelboden slalom, the first run of which begins at 10:30 a.m., and will be replaced by Léo Anguenot, 16th in the giant on Saturday.
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