Olympic Downhiller Steven Nyman Suffers Injury During Crash at Timberline Resort, OR Training Camp

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Nyman waves at the crowd. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Francis Bompard)
Nyman waves at the crowd. (Getty Images/Agence Zoom-Francis Bompard)

Olympian, and friend of SnowBrains, Steven Nyman has suffered a right Achilles tendon injury while training at Timberline Resort and Ski Area, OR.

38-year-old Steven, who is on the men’s speed team and a mentor to fellow teammates, injured his left Achilles tendon in November of 2011. And less than two weeks before the start of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Nyman suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during a training run in Germany, keeping him from his fourth straight Olympic Games appearance.

The Utah product has 11 career World Cup podiums and finished third overall at the Olympic test event in Jeongseon, South Korea.

Nyman announced the injury yesterday in an Instagram post:

My reality for the next bit. Tore my right Achilles in a ski crash a few days ago at Mt. Hood. Had surgery, but I am moving forward. I’ve been through this before and have full intention to comeback and compete through the next Olympics. Thank you to the @usskiteam medical team I have been working with, and others around the world sending me in the right direction. #BelieveInSteven

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