Last Tuesday, big-time professional freeskier Sam Kuch from Neslon, BC crashed into a tree and broke his femur.
Sam is one of the very best freeskiers on Earth right now.
I mean that.
Right now the best freeskiers on Earth may be:
- Candide Thovex
- Marcus Eder
- Sam Kuch
Breaking your femur, the biggest bone in your body, is one of the most painful things you can do to your body.
“A broken femur definitely maxed out my pain record.” – Sam Kuch
The good news is that most skiers recover from femur breaks with no residual consequences.
Professional freeskier and fellow Canadian Ian MacIntosh broke his femur filming in Alaska in 2011 and came back to ski like a boss for many years after.
Anyone who breaks their femur ends up with a long titanium rod in their femur and some screws to hold it in place.
We hope that Sam heals up strong and is crushing it again next season!