Recovering U.S. Ski Team athlete Cody Marshall doing well and excited about Soelden

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 22, 2009 1:36 pm

Seems like everyone’s ready for Soelden. The official start to the 2009/2010 is momentous, indeed. Speed Queen Lindsey Vonn is ready to rock, Ted Ligety and Tim Jitloff are ready to roll, and even those not skiing are pretty pumped.

U.S. Ski Team athlete Cody Marshall blogged yesterday that he’s pretty stoked for the Audi FIS World Cup Opener, too. Let’s back that up for a sec: Yes, Cody, the man himself wrote the blog entry! Marshall is well on his way to recovery, and has been picking up the speed with his fitness training, slowly but surely making his way back to skis.

For those not in the know, Marshall suffered a severe brain injury this summer after an accidental (and huge) fall in downtown Park City. After resting in a coma and enduring brain and skull surgery, Marshall is thrilling everyone once again with his sly smile and stunning strength and resilience.

Marshall is currently enjoying the California sunshine with family, and back to his blog, yesterday reported that he went to a swanky Cali gym. Marshall also wrote about his excitement for Soelden, and how truly thrilled he was to hear that longtime friend Warner Nickerson qualified to start. “Warner and I have been ski racing together for a long time,” wrote Marshall. “I love the guy and was so excited to hear that he qualified for the opening world cup giant slalom in Soelden, Austria! Warner and I have been through a lot of shit together, some desperation tours, missing qualifications by nothing, the list goes on… doesnt really matter, this guy has a lot of heart and loves what he does so I hope you guys will be cheering as loud as I will be for Warner and the rest of the US guys on Sunday.”

Of course. And we’ll be cheering for Cody, too.