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Resi Stiegler Injured... Again

post #1 of 16
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This girl has the worst luck. Sounds like she was taken down on a toboggan after a crash training at Copper. Here's hoping it's not serious and she can bounce back quickly. Always seemed like a talented and cool girl, but she's had awful luck the last few years injury-wise.

Send some vibes her way!
post #2 of 16
Amen.  She's a great person and a great ski racer, so here's hoping it's just some bumps and bruises...



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https://www.skiracing.com/?q=node/539
This girl has the worst luck. Sounds like she was taken down on a toboggan after a crash training at Copper. Here's hoping it's not serious and she can bounce back quickly. Always seemed like a talented and cool girl, but she's had awful luck the last few years injury-wise.

Send some vibes her way!
 
post #3 of 16
post #4 of 16

Sad news, hope it's not too serious.  I was hoping to see her get back on track for the Olympics.

JF

 

post #5 of 16
I'm bummed, was hoping she would stay healthy and kick butt at Whistler. Hopefully she recovers fast.
post #6 of 16

Great person, great skier.....tough luck. Sending wishes for a fast recovery!

post #7 of 16

What an absolute bummer.  She's tough and she'll work hard, but this just isn't goog.

Here's what I received from a friend:


U.S. Ski Team athlete Resi Stiegler was injured Thursday while giant slalom training at Copper Mountain. Stiegler hooked a tip on a gate and suffered a serious complex injury to her left leg. This injury involved fractures of the tibia and femur, which required surgical intervention. The injury will keep her out for the rest of the season.

She is receiving the best of care from the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic at the Vail Valley Medical Center, where she was hospitalized Thursday evening.

post #8 of 16
As bad as that sounds, I'd rather hear that than severe ligament damage, again. Very tough young lady, and still young. So much potential. She'll fight back. But, as Bob says, it's not good.
post #9 of 16
Jeeze.....that really sux.  Im thinking that she was not ready yet.
post #10 of 16
Young compared to men, yes.  But she's pretty much in the prime age for elite female ski racers, and few break into these ranks beyond the age of 24.  It's rare, and I hope that Resi is the exception, but I'm not going to hold my breath, as she's missed a lot of time skiing at full speed.

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As bad as that sounds, I'd rather hear that than severe ligament damage, again. Very tough young lady, and still young. So much potential. She'll fight back. But, as Bob says, it's not good.
post #11 of 16
Not such a "baby" anymore

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post #12 of 16

Yep, she turned 24 a week ago, and that's a very good point about when women peak in this sport vs. men.  I keep thinking she's younger, as I know a bunch of her age peers who are still in college. Having seen her race, train {on the hill and in the gym}, and having met her, she has always seemed to have a lot of drive. She'll need it. Not knowing the details of this break, the extent of the surgery, the recovery, etc. on the surface it sounds better to me than for example a complete knee reconstruction or a bad break in a joint like the tib-fib. I would not rule her out, but it will be an uphill battle. She's not a kid on the D team, she should be in her prime age wise {good point, again}, and I hope that she has some gas in the tank. She will have lost a lot of time on snow, over what will have been the majority of three years. Her bad crash was December 2007, and she broke the leg playing soccer in summer 2008. She broke a foot last spring, right after her return. That is a lot of time to lose. It also sounds like a lot of breaks. Don't know what to make of that. Maybe just horrible luck. Sad to see.

Great pic, by the way. Powerful lady.

post #13 of 16
Just to back up Songfta's observation with some numbers, here are ages of recent women's overall WC winners at the start of the season:
24 (Kildow)
23 (Kildow)
23 (Hosp)
23 (Kostelic)
23 (Paerson)
22 (Paerson)
20 (Kostelic)
28 (Dorfmeister)
18 (Kostelic)
24 (Goetschl)

EDIT: That should be "Vonn" rather than "Kildow," of course.
post #14 of 16
I wish her the best.  She's having about the same run of bad luck that Caroline Lalive did.  On the subject of ski racing injuries...they seem to keep happening, don't they?  A few years ago, the FIS went through this paroxysm of concern about the rising number of injuries, specifically, among juniors who were allegedly skiing on skis that were too short and had too much shape...result, many blown knees.  Anybody know if the stats on blown knees are improving at all, at any level?  I thought the FIS was also going to start this injury database, where all injuries would be recorded with stats about the severity, cause, and so forth, that would, eventually lead to some conclusions about ski racing injuries and how to prevent them...anybody know where that went?

post #15 of 16
Depending how you measure badness of luck, Hosp could claim to have among the baddest, as she came back from a season-ending injury last year with another season-ending injury in her first race back. More bad, in a sense, as she might possibly have won the overall World Cup in one or both years.

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I thought the FIS was also going to start this injury database, where all injuries would be recorded with stats about the severity, cause, and so forth, that would, eventually lead to some conclusions about ski racing injuries and how to prevent them...anybody know where that went?

I have no idea, though I'll toss in the random observation that, if they're doing a "proper" study, you typically wouldn't see any data published until after enough of it has been gathered, analyzed, peer-reviewed, etc.
post #16 of 16
Anyone heard how Resi is doing?
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