Lara Della Mea in horror ski crash and rushed to hospital with suspected knee sprain after being stretchered off slope

ITALIAN skier Lara Della Mea was rushed to hospital after a horror crash at the Alpine World Ski Championship.

The 19-year-old was stretchered off the slope in Cortina, Italy, with a suspected knee sprain.



The fall occurred during the team competition.

On slope medics quickly rushed to the stricken athlete.

Della Mea was lying on the slope holding her knee as Covid safe staff transferred her on to a stretcher.

Concerned onlookers watched on as the star was loaded on to a slope side ambulance.

After initial signs of distress, Della Mea was seen talking to paramedics from the stretcher.

The teenager was then driven to the Codivilla hospital in Cortina.

In a further blow, the accident happened just before the Italian team were set to take on Finland in the giant slalom event.

Fans were quick to tweet their support as news broke.

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Many simply wrote: "Get well soon."

And Davide tweeted: "I don't want to believe it.

"Lara Della Mea badly needed any positive result in the team event to regain confidence.

"Instead she falls in the first run and unfortunately gets hurt. Let's hope it's nothing too serious, but for sure bad luck."

The crash comes just weeks after Swiss star Urs Kryenbuhl crashed at 87mph and had to be airlifted to hospital.

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