Bummer news as Mikaela Shiffrin’s coach Mike Day says she will be out for this weekend’s World Cup action at Lech, Austria due to an ongoing back injury. France 24 reports Shiffrin is recovering in Colorado from a back injury she suffered at Soelden in the first round of World Cup and is now scheduled to return at Levi in late November.
“She is not looking to ski in Lech but that was never on the plan. Preparing for five events is just too difficult.” –Mike Day
Fortunately, her coach is reporting her back issue is improving:
“It’s progressing in a positive way. Unfortunately she couldn’t manage it when we attempted to train shortly after Soelden. Since then just been rehabbing and trying to ski but it was not working.”
Mikaela was in top form when took home her 70th World Cup win in the season-opening giant slalom at Soelden last month. All the best Miss Shiffrin as she rests up before continuing in World Cup events leading towards the Winter Games in February.
Here’s winning run from the season opener in Soelden: