American skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, was taken to a local hospital in Sweden today after crashing into the safety netting while on a warm-up run for the World Cup giant slalom in event at Åre.
Doctors are expected to take an MRI of the 20-year-old’s left knee to determine the extent of the damage. The U.S. Ski Team is reserving comment on the incident until the full extent of Shiffrin’s injury is known.
“She basically flipped over into the net,” Shiffrin’s manager Kilian Albrecht told The Associated Press, adding that Shiffrin will not race Saturday as a result.
Mikaela posted this message to her Facebook Page:
“Here’s an update- I fell during free skiing on the race hill and I’m waiting for an MRI this afternoon to see what’s going on.. Cross your fingers and get psyched to watch the second run for the men in Val D’isere and women here in Åre. @lindseyvonn is in the lead so cheer hard for her! As she would say –#youcantslowmedown 😝”