Another season-ending injury socks the Canadian Alpine Ski Team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 14, 2009 1:02 pm

The Canadian men’s Alpine Team has been socked by another season-ending injury, just week’s before the Olympic host country’s big shindig in Vancouver. Jean-Philippe Roy injured his right knee during the choppy GS at the Val d’Isere World Cup on Sunday, when he fell near the end of the first run. ”It wasn’t a big crash,” noted men’s Canadian Team head coach Paul Kristofic. “But he ejected from his skis and the injury occurred.”

Dr. Christopher Irving, Medical Director for the Canadian Team said Roy likely tore his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament.) and would be flown to Canada for treatment.

The team had previously lost downhill champion John Kucera for the season when he broke his left tibia and fibula in a terrible crash at the downhill World Cup in Lake Louise.