Update on injured U.S. Ski Team athlete TJ Lanning

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 28, 2009 8:29 pm

According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Richard Quincy, Park City native TJ Lanning injured his left knee today at the Lake Louise World Cup downhill.

Lanning had recently recovered from surgeries on both knees, and had been skiing strong in early season training. During his World Cup run, however, a light snow began to fall which perhaps made the snow a bit more grippy. While skiing the fastest section of the course, rocketing at 90 miles per hour, Lanning caught an edge and lost control. His left ski did not immediately release.

The early season loss of Lanning is a hit to the U.S. Ski Team, as the young skier  (and super nice guy) is one of the top speed specialists in America. Last year on the same Lake Louise course, Lanning finished 9th. 

We’ll keep you posted on the severity of his injury and hope for Lanning’s speedy recovery.