How hard was coming back after breaking your knee the first time, and how hard is coming back now after the same injury?
Of course it was very bitter, but I knew that I could come back stronger and could make it, with all its ups and downs. The second injury was even more disappointing for me because I missed various World Cup races. Despite this, I didn’t let it get me down and I put all my energy into my rehab. So far, I have always shown that I can come back stronger after injuries.
What was your first thought when you found out you reinjured your left knee?
I cannot really put these thoughts into words. In 10 months, I suffered two torn ACL ligaments and meniscus injuries. Of course, at the beginning I was shocked, but everybody who knows me knows that nothing can get me off track so fast.
What was your recovery plan? When are you planning to coming back to skiing?
I did my recovery at the Olympic centre of Innsbruck and it went very well. I can already do everything again in my physical training, and I am very happy that I can train again within the group. Since everything went in the right direction, I was able to come back on snow this month.
What have you been doing in your free time since you were were forced to take a break from skiing? What do you like to do the most?