Slalom skier Zuzulova to miss ski season

Slovakian skier Veronika Velez Zuzulova will miss the season
because of a knee injury.

Zuzulova was third in the World Cup slalom standings last season
and was an expected medal favorite at the Sochi Olympics.

On her website, the 29-year-old Zuzulova says “I am sad to
announce that the Olympic season is over for me.”

Zuzulova says she sustained “a fully torn ACL” in training in
October and “my knee did not cooperate on my first day back on
skis.”

Zuzulova will have surgery on Jan. 2 in Lyon, France, and
targets a return to World Cup racing next season.

The Slovak got her first World Cup victory last December in
Semmering, Austria, and also won the parallel racing event in
Munich.