Alpine Skiing - Albrecht has knee surgery

Daniel Albrecht has had surgery after sustaining a serious injury to his knee in a crash during training at Lake Louise.

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Switzerland's Daniel Albrecht (Reuters)

The 29-year-old Swiss racer lost control and hit the nets as he prepared for last weekend's World Cup race at the Canadian venue.

The 2007 super-combined world champion had an operation on a dislocated kneecap and torn ligaments.in Bern.

Albrecht has a history of horror crashes: in January 2009 he crashed heavily on a training run in Kitzbuehel and sustained brain and lung trauma. He was placed in an induced coma for 16 days.

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