LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — The Austrian ski team says Klaus Kroell has broken his upper left arm after crashing in a World Cup super-G race on Thursday.
The team says he will undergo surgery as soon as possible. The 32-year-old Kroell was airlifted by helicopter to a hospital in Chur after being treated for almost 45 minutes at the side of the course.
Kroell went headlong into safety nets after losing his racing line when he was launched into the air from a ridge approaching a right-hand turn. The race, which was delayed several times by bad weather, was canceled after Kroell's crash.
On Wednesday, Kroell lost his season-long World Cup downhill title to Aksel Lund Svindal when the final race was canceled because of thick fog.