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.
Megan Gerety led all three US women into the top-15, finishing 6th in a World Cup SG at Lenzerheide, Switzerland on Feb. 25. Isolde Kostner of Italy won the race- barely nipping Austria's Renate Goetschl.