Travis Ganong crashed and tweaked his right knee in a downhill race in Bormio, Italy on Thursday. As a result of this crash, he tore his ACL in his right knee, which will sideline him for the remainder of the season. Sadly, this means that he will miss the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. He said that he will undergo surgery later this week.
Travis is a 29-year-old American Downhiller that has two World Cup Downhill wins under his belt. Along with that, he won the Silver Medal at the 2015 World Championships in Beaver Creek, CO. Even though this injury is a big blow to his career, Travis confident that he will be back better than ever after he has completed his recovery from surgery.
“I’m obviously disappointed that the injury I sustained in Bormio means my season is over, especially as this is an Olympic year,” said Ganong. “But I know I will be back, and I will be back stronger and faster than ever. Now my focus is on recovery and on supporting my teammates at the Games in South Korea. We have an incredible team, right across all the disciplines U.S. Ski & Snowboard represents, and I’ll be cheering as loudly as any of our fans when our guys win medals in PyeongChang.”