Nor-Am Cup overall and slalom title holder Ali Nullmeyer tore both her right and left anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL) and tore her left lateral meniscus in a fall during training on Thursday. Nullmeyer was training in Europe for the upcoming World Cup in Soelden, Austria.
Nullmeyer is headed back to Canada and anticipates undergoing surgery next week. She expects a full return to the World Cup circuit for the 2018-19 season and will be cheering on her teammates throughout this season.
The 19-year-old made her World Cup debut at the 2017 World Championships last season in slalom where she finished 27th. She was also part of Team Canada at the 2017 World Junior Championships that took gold in the Team Event.
Alpine Canada wishes this young, promising athlete a speedy recovery and a healthy return to the World Cup.
Well….things don't always go as planned. I took a tumble today at Sölden and tore both ACLs and my left lateral meniscus. Pretty bummed to end my season before it even started, but I'm heading home for surgery and ready to get started with rehab. I'm already mentally preparing for the next World Cup season and can't wait to be back on the slopes. ?? Wishing the best of luck to my Canadian teammates racing in Sölden this weekend and for the rest of the season ??????
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