GENEVA -- Former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut has targeted races in North America to make her comeback from a serious knee injury at the world championships.
Gut posted a video on Instagram of herself skiing with the message: "I'm back on the snow."
How to start the week well... I'm back on the snow 😊 I'm fine, my knee smiles and everything is moving along nicely. Next week my team and I will be traveling to Valle Nevado in Chile in order to start accumulating kilometers on the snow. We will be back home by the end of September. In agreement with Dr. Siegrist, my therapists and my coaches we planned the training on the snow for the next months. The goal is to return efficient during the races, respecting the recovery time of the knee. For this reason, my comeback will be in North America and not in Sölden, but the season will anyway be long enough 🤗😈 #monday #mondaymotivation #happiness #stepbystep #wewillbeback #lookingforsunshine
She heads to Chile next week to train.
The 26-year-old Swiss star will skip a giant slalom in Austria next month. The Olympic downhill bronze medalist could return Nov. 25 at a giant slalom in Killington, Vermont. The first downhill is Dec. 1 in Lake Louise, Canada.
Gut ruptured her left ACL in February by crashing in slalom warm-ups for the combined medal event in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The injury ensured she lost her overall World Cup title to American rival Mikaela Shiffrin.