These last two months have been crazy...here’s an update as to what’s been going on with me…
Two days before the World Cup season opener, I was training GS in Sölden, Austria. I was doing my final race prep before my first World Cup season began! A few training runs in, I hit a rut at a bad angle and felt a pop in both my left and right knee. I was air-lifted to the nearest hospital.
My mom, who had just landed in Munich, was on her way to the ski hill to watch me train, when she received the call. She met me at the hospital, where an MRI confirmed that I had torn my ACL and lateral meniscus in both knees. And just like that, my season was over. As I was unable to weight bear, I left the hospital in a wheelchair.
A few days later, I flew home to my family and friends to begin prepping for surgery. I started with exercises to help with my range of motion, then spinning, then started walking (which wasn’t pretty at first).
On November 14th, I went into surgery to repair my right knee – which went really well.
During the next six weeks on crutches, I kept working hard with my left leg and upper body to maintain as much muscle as possible. I slowly began exercising my right leg to gain back strength and range of motion.
December 25th, Santa came and I was allowed to ditch the crutches and start walking!!
Within a couple days, I was able to start doing double leg exercises, like double leg squats and RDLs, which helped to strengthen and prepare my right leg to support me in my upcoming surgery on my left knee.
Surgery on my left knee is scheduled for this coming week. Stay tuned here and my Facebook page (link below) to get updates on how it goes!
A big shoutout to all my teammates on the Canadian Ski Team! I’m always watching and cheering you on. GO CANADA!!
Finally, a special thanks to everyone who supported me that day and every day since – my entire team, my sponsors, my friends and family, my fans and so many more. It really does take an army.