Branson Hurt In Ski Accident

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January 13, 2011 | 4:05am EST

Airline tycoon Richard Branson is recovering after severely injuring his knee in a skiing accident on New Year’s Day.
The British billionaire ruptured a ligament after colliding with a teenager on the slopes in Switzerland during his Christmas vacation, and the entrepreneur admits he’s already beginning to grow restless while taking it easy at home.

In a post on his blog, he writes, “I was run into by a teenager while skiing on New Years Day and completely ruptured my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament).

“I had an operation within 24 hours and a new ACL was screwed in. Normally it takes nine months to fully recover but I’m working hard to be back on my feet as soon as possible…

“I’m excited for the busy year ahead. I’m actually quite dangerous with my legs up (I get an idea a minute!). Luckily I’ve a notebook in one hand and a phone in the other – not so lucky for my team.”

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