"Borderly positive": Ski-Star shares violent pictures after a serious fall and announces the end of the season
Created: 01/12/2023 09:52
By: Antonio Jose Riether
After his serious fall, ski racer Victor Muffat-Jeandet posted shocking pictures of his wound on his face and gave an update on his injury.
Bern – During the winter sports season, there are serious accidents on the slopes every year.
Only on Saturday did the French ski racer Victor Muffat-Jeandet fall during the World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, and sustained several injuries, including an open fracture of the nose.
Shortly thereafter, the 33-year-old showed photos of his bloodied wound from the hospital bed.
Born: March 5, 1989 in Aix-les-Bains (France)
Disciplines: Super-G, giant slalom, slalom, combination
Olympic medals: 1 x bronze (combined)
Individual World Cup victories: 1
Winter sports: Victor Muffat-Jeandet falls heavily and posts pictures of his bloodied face
It happened during the second round of the World Cup giant slalom in the Bernese Oberland.
At a gate, Muffat-Jeandet fell with serious consequences and had to be transported about 70 kilometers by helicopter to the emergency room of a hospital in Bern.
There he was treated for several injuries, as he reported on Instagram.
"My hand was stitched in the evening and there doesn't appear to be any tendon or nerve problems, the open broken nose was also operated on right in the middle of the night," wrote Muffat-Jeandet, who provided the update with several pictures of his blood-stained wound.
However, he was also able to give the all-clear, the rest of his head and his back would not have suffered any further damage.
Victor Muffat-Jeandet posted a photo from the hospital after his fall.
© Screenshots Instagram (@vmuffatjeandet)
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The 2018 Olympic bronze medalist spoke up again on Tuesday and announced the end of the season.
“The diagnosis of my knee is quite complex and inexplicable because the fall was special.
Miraculously, my cruciate ligament seems to be very much in place and my tibial plateau is not broken,” said Muffat-Jeandet.
Due to his meniscus and his torn outer collateral ligaments, however, he had to be operated on.
He had "expected much worse", said Muffat-Jeandet, who took the diagnosis as "borderline positive".
In an Instagram post in which he posted the video of the fateful incident, he recalls his last fall, which was exactly a year and a day ago.
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At the beginning of January he was also seriously injured in the slalom in Zagreb, due to a broken ankle he had to cancel his Olympic participation in 2022.
"Life is crazy sometimes," he wrote, adding soberly: "I don't know why fate has to torment me again, but I've already accepted it."
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On Tuesday he returned to his native France and posted photos from the Center Orthopedique Santy hospital in Lyon.
"I already know the way to find the high level again now and I'm lucky to be able to pick it up again with all the good people around me," wrote the unlucky one.
It is not yet clear how long he will be out.