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

Goggia was heavily supported during giant slalom training with the Italian team on Monday morning and was airlifted to La Madonina hospital in Milan.

The 31-year-old was preparing for the upcoming World Cup at Solteu in Ponte di Legno when he got caught in the right-hand bend gate.

The Italian woman underwent surgery in Milan hours after the fall. A plate was inserted into Gogia's right leg, which was fixed with seven screws.

The operation went well, the Italian ski association FISI said in a press release that evening. Gogia is now said to have to complete a rest and recovery phase of around 40 days before starting the more active part of physiotherapy.

Sophia Gogia was seriously injured during training

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“Sophia is strong, she will overcome this injury”

The 24-time World Cup winner was welcomed in Milan by FISI Medical Commission President Andrea Panzeri, Dr. Riccardo Accept works.

“Sophia called me from the slopes this morning,” Panzeri told Sky after the operation. “When she called, she already realized what she had done, and the tests confirmed it. It was a fracture of the lower leg, at the joint level, with involvement of the ankle.”

“Now begins the slow journey, another journey to recovery,” Panzeri said. Gogia is strong and will deal with this injury brilliantly. The Italian woman tore a cruciate ligament in her left knee in 2013 and tore it in 2022.

Gogia joins in the never-ending misery of injuries

FISI president Flavio Roda was stunned after Goggia's fall: “It's always sad when an athlete gets injured. In addition, Sofia was in very good shape at the moment – strong in speed and improved in the giant slalom. This injury “is a real shame. I hope she recovers well,” he said.

Kogiya 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 (interstitial ligament injury) and Swiss Corinna Suter and Joanna Hallen.
Olympic slalom champion Petra Valhova had to end the season after tearing her cruciate and medial ligaments in the giant slalom in Jasna.

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