April 14, 2024
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Mikaela Shiffrin was hospitalized on Friday after a scary fall through the snowboarding World Cup in Italy.

The 2-time Olympic gold medalist misplaced management after going airborne off a soar, falling and crashing into the protection nets.

Shiffrin was tended to by trainers earlier than favoring her left leg, unable to place any weight on it.

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Mikaela Shiffrin of Workforce United States through the inspection through the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Girls’s Downhill coaching on January 25, 2024, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. (Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Pictures)

She was about 20 seconds into her run on the Olympia delle Tofane course that will probably be used for the 2026 Milan-Cortina video games.

Shiffrin was loaded right into a helicopter and brought midway down the mountain to a touchdown space for additional analysis, per protocol – however she was transported to the hospital by an ambulance.

The 28-year-old appears to have averted critical damage – her workforce says “preliminary evaluation reveals the ACL and PCL appear intact.”

“She’s really fairly good,” U.S. workforce coach Paul Kristofic mentioned after the crash.

Mikaela Shiffrin of Workforce United States crashes out through the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Girls’s Downhill on January 26, 2024, in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.  (Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Pictures)

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“She’s constructive and in a sure method relieved, as a result of it may have been worse. However she’s fairly sore, as you’re for many velocity crashes. However she was fairly upbeat about issues.”

Shiffrin is not going to race for the rest of the weekend, and at this level, it’s unclear when she’ll return.

It’s considerably of déjà vu for the skier, who didn’t end three of her 5 races on the Beijing Olympics in 2022 and didn’t medal in her different two, an total a disappointing turnout after profitable a gold medal in every of the earlier two Olympics.

Mikaela Shiffrin after race

Mikaela Shiffrin of Workforce United States takes 1st place through the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Girls’s Slalom on January 21, 2024, in Jasna Slovakia. (Paul Brechu/Agence Zoom/Getty Pictures)

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However Shiffrin’s 95 wins on the World Cup are a file, and assuming she’ll be again in motion in 2026, she’ll be a risk to deliver residence extra {hardware}.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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