Steven Theolier injures ACL in Ushuaia
22-year-old French skier Steven Théolier suffered an injury during the team’s overseas training camp in Ushuaia. According to the first evaluations, the young Frenchman tore the cruciate ligament in his left knee after he dove into a hole and fell twisting the knee. Unfortunately this means that the upcoming season is over for him before it even officially started. Theolier, who has never suffered a knee injury before returned home to Grenoble to meet with the doctors and make a recovery plan.
Steven Theolier, whose father coaches the Italian men’s Tech team made his World Cup debut in the slalom in Val d'Isere last year. After starting with bib 71, he placed just outside the cut of the second run, finishing 32nd. Ten days later the he was given another opportunity in Madonna di Campiglio, and he didn’t let it go to waste, amazing everyone by finishing 15th from bib 68. During the same season he achieved his first victory in the European Cup in Kirchberg, finished 19th in Adelboden and 22nd in Kitzbuehel. Those impressive results made him deserve a spot at the World Championships in Schladming.
We wish Steven all the best with his recovery and hope to see him back on the slopes in no time!