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Bad luck with injuries in Italy's ski team.

Darn South America: Ski ace got it again

Italy's ski aces are currently in South America, where the winter conditions are being used to prepare for the season. However, the journey ended extremely painfully for one Azzurro.

Tommaso Sala and the training in South America – the two will probably no longer be friends. In 2018, he suffered an ankle injury on the other side of the world that cost him an entire season. Now the slalom specialist has been hit again: this time he injured his knee.

As the Italian winter sports association announced, Sala fell while training in Argentina and immediately felt severe pain. The 27-year-old immediately underwent magnetic resonance, which gave the all-clear: “Apparently a ligament injury could be ruled out.” Nevertheless, Sala is being checked again in detail by the association doctors in Italy in order to come to a final diagnosis. The Azzurro has already started his journey home.

In the shape of his life

In any case, a long injury break would be extremely disadvantageous for Sala. In the past two years, the Italian has firmly established himself among the world leaders in slalom. Last season he finished in the top 15 in eight of ten World Cup slaloms, with a 6th place being his best placement. Together with Alex Vinatzer from Val Gardena, late starter Sala is Italy's slalom leader.

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