Canadian slalom star Anna Goodman out for season with injured knee

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 5, 2010 5:52 am

Say it ain’t so. Just a month before the Olympics Canadian slalom phenom Anna Goodman injured her knee.

As is fitting with her bubbly nature, Goodman somehow waxed positive about her injury on her blog, Goody Goody Goodtimes. “I was having a pretty great run in Zagreb until right before the finish line I fell and heard/felt a huge pop in my right knee and knew right away that my season was over,” Goodman wrote. “The hardest thing about getting injured right now is accepting that I will be missing the Olympics. I’m not worried about my skiing, I know it’s good and can be just as good when I get back, and I understand that injuries can happen to anyone anytime and I have always known that it could be me…. I just can’t believe that its NOW!”

Goodman was off to a blazing start to the season, notching her best-ever World Cup results. The 23 year-old placed ninth at the December World Cup slalom in Are, Sweden and won back-to-back Nor-Ams in Loveland, CO. Goodman also placed 13th at the Aspen World Cup slalom, and 16th in Levi, Finland. The Mont Tremblant skier had met the Canadian Olympic qualification criteria, and was looking forward to gunning for gold in her home country.

The Ski Channel offers Goodman a hug and wishes her a speedy recovery. You can visit her blog and send her a well-wishing comment by clicking here.