FILE UNDER -- Alpine // FSR // Top Story

Nolan Kasper flying home after training crash

Nolan Kasper, the third highest scorer for the US men’s ski team last season with the best slalom finish of the 2012 season, appears destine to miss this season after sustaining a knee injury the day before the second slalom of the current season.

Kasper crashed while training with the team in a heavy snowfall at Val d’Isere. He was scheduled to start tomorrow’s slalom there. Instead he is flying home for further medical examination. The preliminary examination indicates an ACL tear is probable.

Kasper tallied the best slalom finish for a US male last season when he placed fourth at Beaver Creek in a race moved from Val d’Isere. He outscored all of the men on last season’s squad with the exceptions of Ted Ligety and Bode Miller. He finished last season ranked 19th in slalom.

No stranger to rehab, Kasper has endured returning from off-season hip surgery in each of the last two seasons.

Gepa photo

Hank McKee

Senior Editor

What do you think?


In-Depth Analysis:

Join Today!

Sienna vs. Subaru: The Top 10 Cars for Ski Racing Families

So what if we can’t all drive around in Audis like World Cup stars?

Bring Out the Bling - Who won big at the 2015 USSA End-of-Season Awards

Here’s a closer look at the esteemed list for 2015.

Global Warning: Who Should We Be Watching Out For?

National championships for Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, France and Slovenia reveal rising stars.
Welcome to Skiracing.com's Mobile Site!