Calgary, AB (February 4, 2020) – After a crash during Saturday’s World Cup in Megève, France it is now confirmed that Britt Phelan (Mont-Tremblant, QC) has suffered a season ending knee injury. Britt has been on the World Cup podium three times this season including a 2nd place at the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Nakiska in mid-January.
According to Phelan she overshot a double and landed on one leg, immediately felt her knee give out and crashed. After meeting with doctors in Europe she has been found to have suffered a complete tear in her left knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and lateral collateral ligament (LCL) as well as a partial tear in her lateral meniscus, strained posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and many bone contusions.
Britt is on her way back to Canada to meet with local surgeons in order to make a plan for recovery and rehabilitation.
“The thought of not skiing for that long makes me sad, but nothing fuels the fire more than being injured, so I’m pumped about that!” said Phelan.
We wish Britt a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back on snow next season.
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