Breaking News: U.S. Alpine ski racer Resi Stiegler out for the season

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 20, 2009 1:06 pm

Yesterday at Copper Mountain, U.S. alpine ski racer Resi Stiegler crashed while on a giant slalom training run. She was immediately taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Today, U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Richard Quincy reported that Resi broke her tibia and her femur, and needed surgery. Thus, Resi Stiegler will be out for the remainder of the season. She is recovering from surgery right now at Vail Valley Medical Center.

Poor Resi seems to be somewhat injury proned, having suffered a broken arm and torn knee ligaments in Austria in 2007. The past two seasons have been marked by injuries for her. Hopefully she will recover quickly from this one and be back soon. Said U.S. women’s head coach Jim Tracy: “We’ll all miss her. We’ll look forward to getting her back. Hopefully with this injury, she’ll be able to recover soon.”

Get better soon, Resi.