Huetter to miss world championships after downhill crash

Austria's Cornelia Huetter competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup super G, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday Jan. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Tacca)

INNSBRUCK, Austria — Austrian skier Cornelia Huetter will miss the world championships in February after hurting her right knee and lower leg in a downhill crash on Sunday.

The Austrian ski federation says Huetter will be out for at least four weeks after partly tearing an ACL and a calf muscle in the race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, which was won by Austrian teammate Stephanie Venier.

Huetter says "at the moment it's very bitter but in a few weeks it will look different. It's another hurdle I didn't plan, but I will overcome this one as well."

Huetter, a speed specialist who has two World Cup wins, had just returned from a five-week injury layoff.

The worlds in Are, Sweden, start with the women's super-G on Feb. 5.

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