Cornelia Hütter cannot race in Lenzerheide  due to injury ©Getty Images

Cornelia Hütter will miss this weekend's Alpine Ski World Cup races in Lenzerheide as she recovers from a concussion sustained at Crans-Montana.

The 29-year-old finished third in the first of two downhill races in Crans-Montana, but suffered a heavy crash in the second.

Hütter lost control over the final jump, landing sideways and sliding through to the finish.

The Austrian Ski Federation sent Hütter to Graz for medical testing, and she was diagnosed with concussion, whiplash and mild knee ligament damage.

Hütter has been ruled out of the super-G and giant slalom races in Lenzerheide on Saturday and Sunday (March 5 and 6) as a consquence.

"After the fall I was a bit upset and was only able to remember all the details a little later," Hütter said.

"But now I'm doing quite well again and I only have a slight headache. 

"Of course I would have liked to have been there in Lenzerheide, but concussions are no joke."

Hütter hopes to return for the World Cup finals in Méribel, which should begin on March 16.

The Austrian had been in great form before the fall, recording three straight podium finishes in the World Cup.