Seth Wescott's rehab ahead of schedule

23 August 2013 10:14
Seth Wescott photo
Seth Wescott photo -
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There are some good news from Seth Wescott. The two-time Olympic snowboard cross Gold medalist is on a good way to get back in racing mode after a knee injury (broken tibia and torn ACL) screwed up the US veteran's summer training schedule in April.

Wescott was shooting a scene for a Warren Miller feature in the Chugach Mountains when the incident occurred.

Due to some bad information by his guide and a lack of view during the helicopter ascent the Sugar Loaf resident hit a wall with 40 mph when descending from Thompson pass.

Looking back on the past months at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, where he’s been recovering, Wescott said to teamusa.org:

“The timing of this injury has been a little frustrating. As a winter athlete, I really look forward to the summer months and getting to do my cross-training outside. I can’t say enough about my time here in Park City. The doctors, the physical therapy, the gym, the staff, everything has been first rate. But I’m definitely excited to be getting back outside.”

Wescott’s date to return to competition has been pushed up to September which seems to be perfectly timed for the season's first World Cup snowboard cross event in Montafon early December.

However, the real goal are the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in February where Wescott could become the first American man as well as snowboarder to win Gold in the same event at three straight Olympic Winter Games.