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Calgary, Alta. (December 6, 2018) –  Canadian alpine ski racer Manuel Osborne-Paradis, 34, of Invermere (BC), was released from Calgary’s Hospital today to focus on his recovery. Osborne-Paradis suffered a complex tibial plateau fracture and received reconstruction and soft tissue management surgery while in hospital. Osborne-Paradis will not be available for interviews at this time as he focuses on his recovery and return to snow. 

Manuel Osborne-Paradis crashed in the first training run at the Lake Louise Audi FIS World Cup, Wednesday, November 21st, 2018. 

“I entered into the 2018/19 World Cup season healthy, fit and ready to compete,” said Osborne-Paradis.  “Unfortunately this set back at the start of the season was not how I wanted to begin the year. My doctors are optimistic that based on my top physical conditioning and the success of the surgeries, I will be on-track for a timely recovery and into a back to snow plan as per schedule.” 

“I’m sad I’ll miss the tour this year,” said Osborne-Paradis” but I am very excited to cheer on my teammates and see what kind of momentum Val Grenier’s 5thplace in Lake Louise will bring to our team.”

Manuel Osborne-Paradis, better known as Manny, has been on the Canadian men’s Alpine speed team since 2004 and participated in four Olympic Games.  He won bronze in super-G at the 2017 World Championships in St-Moritz and claimed 11 World Cup podiums over his career to date. 

You can follow his return to snow efforts here.

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