Britain’s top women’s racer on the World Cup, Chemmy Alcott, will miss the entire 2010-11 World Cup season. Thursday, on the third training run of the day, Alcott fell and broke her leg. She was airlifted off the course and had surgery last night. American Julia Mancuso visited Alcott in the hosptical and sent out two tweets last night.
“At hospital in Banff, just waiting for @ChemmySki to get out of surgery… She crashed today and broke her leg. Saw here before, she’s ok.”
Later, Mancuso tweeted:
“Chemmys all fixed up, and doing well. I’m off to get some rest before my DH race in lake louise!”
Dave Edwards, British Ski and Snowboard Chief Executive, was quoted by SkiRacing.com saying, “”We understand that Chemmy fell on the upper part of a steep section of the Lake Louise course and continued to tumble down the piste. She suffered an open fracture and was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Banff.”