When I woke up in Innsbruck after surgery & coach Helli came by, he told me that also the SG race (at the day after my accident) was a quite interesting “story” !
He told me that Fredric Bertholds broke his nose & that he passed out for a while!
Fredric is one of the most promising Austrian downhillers & he did his world cup SG premiere in Kvitfjell this year, finished on a impressive 25th!!!!
Fredric how ever, “high sided” on the SG in La thuile, he took off & landed straight with his neck on the lower part of the gate! He crashed out hard & was unconscious for 4 minutes! He broke his nose & yes, he “slightly” scratched his face a bit…
(WTF!! I really don´t know what happend with the camera, but I promise, even if it really looks like it, I´m not crossed eyed now days!!! )
Fredric stopped by at the clinic today, it was good to see him here & to se him smile again!
I also officially want to welcome Freddi to the exclusive “elite downhillers club”! (member ship gained once you knocked your self unconscious & wakes up in a hospital in you speed suit)!
I´m still doing really good, starting to walk around with my crouches now & the pain has more or less disappeared!