Albrecht recovers

February 20, 2009

accident

Source: http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090126.wsptskier0126/GSStory/GlobeSportsOther/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090126.wsptskier0126 ; http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2009/02/13/albrecht-recovery.html

On January 22nd, reigning world champion Swiss skier, Daniel Albrecht, lost control and crashed while skiing down the notoriously difficult Streif course in Austria while preparing for a competition. Albrecht suffered brain and lung injuries and had to be treated by medics at the site for 20minutes before being taken to a nearby hospital. There he was put into an induced coma in order to give his body time to recover.

Three weeks later and doctors have now suggested that Albrecht has not suffered any permanent damage and had full movement in all of his limbs. Albrecht has now returned to his home in Switzerland to complete his recovery.

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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