A call to ski manufacturers: Save the knees. A couple of years ago, while I was writing a profile of Bill Esrey, the genial, athletic CEO of the Sprint communications company, I heard that he'd suffered a severe knee injury at Vail.
Your body probably doesn't have any pig parts-unless you ate bacon for breakfast. But at least five skiers at Aspen Valley Hospital have been implanted with swine intestines to repair torn knee ligaments.
Maria Riesch of Germany won a downhill Friday for her first World Cup victory, and Kirsten Clark of the United States broke her arm and tore knee ligaments after crashing on one of the circuit's most demanding slopes.