Alice Merryweather can be sorry. © Social media
The horrific downfall of American speed hopeful Alice Merryweather has shocked the ski world. Now there is more bad news for the 24-year-old.
September 23, 2021
Alice Merryweather actually wanted to start this season over after missing the last World Cup in the winter due to eating disorders. But fate thwarted her plan: the American suffered a brutal fall while training in Saas Fee, Switzerland. The result: brutal grazes on the face and a completely demolished left leg.
From her hospital bed in Switzerland, Merryweather turned to her fans two weeks ago and wrote that she had broken her shin and fibula. Now for the next bad news. “I have more bad news. In addition to the tibia and fibula fracture, I also tore my cruciate ligament and meniscus. The collateral ligament was also affected. In the next few weeks, I will have an operation, after which I can start rehabilitation, ”writes the skier from Massachusetts.
My heart is broken, I’m a little scared and everything seems insecure.
“It’s not exactly how I imagined the return. My heart is broken, I’m a little scared and everything seems insecure. But one thing is clear: my passion for skiing, for adrenaline, for the joy of living has not disappeared. I am ready to face this new fight, ”so Merryweather’s impressive words.
She receives the support of many stars of the scene, including the queen of skiing Lindsey Vonn. “You’ll be fine, Ali,” encourages the most successful skier of all time.
“Total travelaholic. Subtly charming zombie geek. Friend of animals everywhere. Music buff. Explorer. Tv junkie.”