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.
Kristina Koznick (Burnsville, MN) earned her 2nd podium finish of the winter, finishing 3rd in Wednesday's World Cup SL at Sestriere, Italy. Janica Kostelic of Croatia defied injuries to take her 4th SL win of the season.