Pyeongchang 2018: Swiss star Meillard out of Winter Olympics

Meillard

Meillard

The Swiss skiing federation said in a statement that the 19-year-old had suffered a "complex" injury in her left knee, including a tear of her anterior cruciate ligament and her meniscus.

Meillard sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in her left knee and will have to end her competition season immediately.

She will return home to Switzerland on Friday, Feb. 9, to determine further medical treatment of the injury.

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She earned her first podium finish by coming third in the parallel slalom city event in Norwegian capital Oslo on January 1.

Shiffrin, who leads the World Cup standings, won the gold in slalom at Sochi in 2014.

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