During the Celebrity Races here at Vail, I ran into Phil out on the hill on Friday, skiing with a group of Celeb Wannabe's. I asked him about his knee, and he confirmed he had blown the ACL a while back.
But with a brace, he was able to meet his contractual obligations for these meet and greet type events, and do some skiing. He was still making some darned fine turns!
He told me that he was scheduled to go in to Steadman on Monday (today) for reconstruction. Then he gets to begin the all too familiar process of rehabbing it.
He was noncommittal about whether he would again attempt his goal of making hte US Nationals. BTW, he had been offered a special slot to last year's US Nats, but turned it down, saying he wanted to earn it!
So... Good Luck with the surgery, and get strong !