ALPINE CANADA ATHLETE UPDATE: VALÉRIE GRENIER

ALPINE CANADA ATHLETE UPDATE: VALÉRIE GRENIER

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Are, SWE (Feb. 6, 2019) – Alpine Canada has released the following update on Canada’s Alpine Ski Team athlete Valérie Grenier (Mont-Tremblant, Que./Club de ski Mont-Tremblant) following her injury during downhill training at the 2019 Audi FIS Alpine World Championships in Are, Sweden:

Valérie Grenier sustained a season-ending injury – a fracture of the right tibia/fibula and of the right ankle – during her training run in the downhill on Wedneday, Feb. 6, in Are, Sweden. She was transported to hospital and is undergoing surgery tonight in Östersund, Sweden.

The athletes and staff of Alpine Canada wish her a speedy recovery.

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