Nyman to miss season
US racer Steven Nyman will miss the 2012 World Cup season following a training crash on 8th November in Colorado.
"Steven was evaluated Tuesday at the Steadman Clinic in Vail and diagnosed with a torn left achilles," said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Medical Director Kyle Wilkens. "He will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 World Cup season."
Nyman won the 2007 Saslong Classic World Cup downhill in Val Gardena, Italy, and owns two podium finishes at the legendary Audi Birds of Prey downhill in Beaver Creek.
"Blown Achilles tendon = no ski season for me this year," Tweeted Nyman. "Time to mend, I will be back."
The men's Audi FIS Ski World Cup speed season opens in Lake Louise, Canada on 26th-27th November.