The Latest: Goggia Struggles To Accept She’s Missing Worlds

The Latest: Goggia Struggles To Accept She’s Missing Worlds

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy: The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):

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3:45 p.m.

Injured downhill skier Sofia Goggia says its tough to accept that she cant race at her home world championships.

The Italian would have been an overwhelming favorite for gold in Saturdays downhill. But she broke a bone in her right knee on the final weekend of World Cup competition before the worlds. Making matters worse was that the injury didnt occur while racing but while skiing down to the valley after a super-G was called off.

She says every morning when I wake up I have a hard time not thinking about it.

Goggia did not require surgery after the compound fracture of her lateral tibial plateau. But she says theres not enough time to recuperate even for the final World Cup downhill of the season next month.

She says it would take a miracle by my next X-Ray. So no.

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