February 22nd, 2024

No timeline for Grenier’s return to skiing after crash in World Cup race

By The Canadian Press on February 9, 2024.

Valerie Grenier of Canada speeds down the course as she races in the women's World Cup giant slalom in Mont Tremblant, Que., Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. Grenier is determined to return to the slopes, but isn't sure when that will be.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Valerie Grenier is determined to return to the slopes, but isn’t sure when that will be.

The Canadian skier spoke to reporters in a video conference for the first time since she crashed at a World Cup super-G race Jan. 28 in Italy.

Grenier tore an anterior cruciate ligament and partially tore a medial collateral ligament in the crash.

She says she doesn’t know if the MCL will have to be repaired, and has no timeline for her recovery.

The 27-year-old from St. Isidore, Ont., finished in a three-way tie for third in the downhill at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, three days before the crash.

It was the first World Cup downhill of her career.

Earlier this year, she captured gold for the second consecutive year in the giant slalom competition in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 9, 2024.

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