Hospitalized: Mikaela Shiffrin's Skiing Setback After Cortina d’Ampezzo Crash
Mikaela Shiffrin, recognized as the most successful skier in history, encountered a setback during the women's downhill event in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, on Friday.
Midway through her run, Shiffrin lost control and collided with the safety nets lining the slope.
The 28-year-old athlete was observed limping as she exited the course, relying on her skis for support and accompanied by medical staff.
The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team provided an update on Shiffrin's condition through a post on X (formerly Twitter).
Shiffrin was taken by ambulance to a clinic in Cortina and is undergoing evaluation for a left leg injury.
Preliminary analysis indicates that the ACL and PCL are intact, with further details yet to be disclosed.
In response to the update, Shiffrin expressed gratitude for the support received and also congratulated her teammates for their success.
The recent incident follows a crash involving Shiffrin's partner, Norwegian skier Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, at a World Cup event earlier in January.