Andreas HĂ„tveit suffered a knee injury during the practice session of the Zurich Freestyle event on Saturday 27 September. Andreas was taken to the local medical centre and was fit enough to return to the event the same afternoon to be a spectator. He returned to Norway the following day Sunday 28 September.
Following evaluation of the scan and examination results it was discovered that the MCL had been torn. A small recoverable tear was discovered in his ACL. Andreas will not need surgery and he is expected to make a slow recovery over the next two months. Andreas expects to be skiing in December and to be back at competitive level skiing in January 2009 where he hopes to defend his X-Games gold medal title.
Regarding the accident Andreas says: âI was doing a cork 1080 and did the trick perfectly but landed too short due to the slow speed on the jump.â