Another season ending injury on the Canadian team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 4, 2010 6:44 am

It is simply not the most fortunate of years for the Canadian ski team. As of yesterday’s slalom race in Zagreb, Croatia, six of their members are now out for the season. John Kucera, Jean-Philippe Roy, Francois Bourque, Larisa Yurkiw, Kelly Vanderbeek…and now Anna Goodman are out. All six were Olympic hopefuls as well. Everyone at The Ski Channel is very sorry they won’t have the opportunity to compete in Vancouver this year.

23 year old Anna Goodman took a hard fall yesterday when she was about six gates away from the finish. She was doing well up until that point–she would have been in the top ten going into the second run. During this race last year, she said she crashed at almost the same exact spot and broke her thumb. Yesterday though, she did a bit more than break her thumb. She has torn ligaments in her right knee will take six months to recover.

Goodman has been showing promise, finishing ninth in the slalom race in Are on December 13th. In Levi she came in 16th, in Aspen 13th. Last month in Loveland, Colorado, she won two back-to-back NorAm slaloms. We wish her the best in her recovery.