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Tessa Worley ended her season with a knee injury after she slid into the advertising banners next to the slalom course at Courchevel. It is pretty clear from the video she was OK until she hit the banners. I always wondered how safe it was to have those banners so close to the course. Tragic.

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A definite shame about her injury.  Can you put a link up for the video?

 

Looking at this picture, she is in a classic position for an ACL tear

 

I am not sure about the theory behind the banners, but would hope that they set them up in places that would have had B netting and design them to perform similar to the B netting.

 

Edit- Found a link http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/video/courchevel-womens-slalom-tessa-worley-125631166.html

 

It does seem like the banners are closer then they need to be, but my guess is that her ACL tore before hitting the banners as there definitely seemed to be some back seat twisting prior to going into the banners.

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Here is a video

 

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/alpine-skiing-world-champion-worley-injured-113631856--ski.html

 

It's hard to know for sure, but it looks like her tail releases from the snow just after that photo, and that hitting the banner puts her knee in a screwy position

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yup definitely happened when she hit the banners, look at her right knee right after she spins off the banner...

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Tessa Worley ended her season with a knee injury after she slid into the advertising banners next to the slalom course at Courchevel. It is pretty clear from the video she was OK until she hit the banners. I always wondered how safe it was to have those banners so close to the course. Tragic.

 

really? you could tell that she was ok before she hit the banners? 

 

slow down the video and look at what the ski is doing as she is trying to recover from having her hips behind her ankle as the ski slaps back down to the snow well before she goes down and hits the banner. it is absolutely clear as glacial run-off exactly what happened to her! (serious sarcastic blow back could be heard for miles)

 

anyone here remember zubriggen blowing out his knee while finishing a DH ( either bormio 85 or crans montana 87 which i believe he was on the podium ) never fell, finished, and tore his ACL recovering from a hips behind the heels butt drop on one of the bumps in the ziel schuss.

 

jim

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The advertising banner seems to be supported by spring jointed poles which fold over as designed; at least the first two fold over and beyond that point she doesn't have much speed anyway. Would this be a worse collision than hitting a GS gate or safety net?
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Tessa Worley ended her season with a knee injury after she slid into the advertising banners next to the slalom course at Courchevel. It is pretty clear from the video she was OK until she hit the banners. I always wondered how safe it was to have those banners so close to the course. Tragic.

 

really? you could tell that she was ok before she hit the banners? 

 

slow down the video and look at what the ski is doing as she is trying to recover from having her hips behind her ankle as the ski slaps back down to the snow well before she goes down and hits the banner. it is absolutely clear as glacial run-off exactly what happened to her! (serious sarcastic blow back could be heard for miles)

 

anyone here remember zubriggen blowing out his knee while finishing a DH ( either bormio 85 or crans montana 87 which i believe he was on the podium ) never fell, finished, and tore his ACL recovering from a hips behind the heels butt drop on one of the bumps in the ziel schuss.

 

jim

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really? you could tell that she was ok before she hit the banners? 

 

slow down the video and look at what the ski is doing as she is trying to recover from having her hips behind her ankle as the ski slaps back down to the snow well before she goes down and hits the banner. it is absolutely clear as glacial run-off exactly what happened to her! (serious sarcastic blow back could be heard for miles)

 

anyone here remember zubriggen blowing out his knee while finishing a DH ( either bormio 85 or crans montana 87 which i believe he was on the podium ) never fell, finished, and tore his ACL recovering from a hips behind the heels butt drop on one of the bumps in the ziel schuss.

 

jim

 

I certainly dont know for sure. That's the way it looked to me. Her right leg stays pretty straight until after she hits the banner.

 

Here is what the French coach said (via Google translate)

 

"I saw the pictures. The fall itself, I do not think there is much. But it is true that I have a big doubt when it falls in the streamer"

 

My guess is we will hear more in the next day or two. She might know when it went.

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