German speed skier Thoma Dressen took a hard fall in Friday’s Birds of Prey downhill and suffered tears to his right ACL and PCL as well as a dislocated left shoulder.
Dressen was entering the flat gliding section before the Golden Eagle jump at high speed before catching an edge, losing his balance, and careening into the safety netting. Initial reports indicated that Dressen was walking under his own power before being transported to the local Vail Health clinic for further evaluation.
Unfortunately for last season’s breakout downhill star and 2018 Hahnenkamm downhill champion, this marks the end of his season. Dressen finished seventh in downhill and ninth in super-G last week in Lake Louise, Canada.