What a shock for former ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch! After a boat accident on Lake Garda, the 33-year-old had to be hospitalized.


The shock diagnosis: A broken elbow, bruises and a cut on her eye. Höfl-Riesch had to undergo an operation on Sunday. The great news: Everything looks good! Already after the operation, Höfl-Riesch reported to her fans on Instagram: "All done, but still a bit off track." Thank you for the incredibly many good wishes. "


For the health update Höfl-Riesch, posted a photo of herself in the hospital bed. Even if she still looks pretty battered, the 33-year-old is on the road to recovery. How it came to the accident is not yet known.


Maria Höfl-Riesch, born 24 November 1984, is a former German World Cup Alpine Ski racer. She is a three-time Olympic champion, two-time world champion, and an overall World Cup champion. She made her World Cup debut in February 2001 and won gold medals in slalom and super combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She won the World Cup overall title in 2011. At the 2014 Winter Olympics, she defended her super combined title to win her third Olympic gold medal, and also won a silver medal in the Super-G.