Ted Ligety, shown racing to a win in Beaver Creek last year, suffered an injury to his left wrist in a training crash Saturday at Vail's Golden Peak. He is expected to resume training shortly. (Getty Images)
VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist when he hooked his hand on a gate while training today at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. He underwent surgery with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy Viola at the Vail Valley Medical Center Saturday afternoon. Doctors anticipate he should be back skiing shortly. He will be fitted with a special splint to wear while skiing. There was no determination yet as to whether it will impact his participation in the Audi FIS Ski World Cups in Lake Louise or Beaver Creek. He has been scheduled to ski in the super G at Lake Louise Nov 30 before the tour heads to the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week in Beaver Creek.
Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) suffered a left wrist injury while training at Vail's Golden Peak.
Ligety had same-day surgery with Dr. Randy Viola at the Vail Valley Medical Center to treat a left wrist carpal dislocation.
Doctors are optimistic Ligety will return shortly to skiing and will be fitted with a special splint for skiing.
Ligety is scheduled to race next Sunday, Nov. 30 in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup super G in Lake Louise, then return for the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week in Beaver Creek. His schedule will be evaluated leading up to the race dates.