Alcott suffers ‘slight set back’ after re-breaking her leg

28 August 2013 / 11:52

Chemmy Alcott has revealed that she has re-broken her leg but has dismissed the severity of the injury as a slight set back and is adamant she will still be at next year’s Olympics in Sochi.

The 31-year-old, a three-time Olympian skier, first broke her leg during a training run in Lake Louise in 2010 but made a successful return to the slopes late last year.

However she pulled out of last season’s World Championships in Austria in February after suffering an injury in practice before training with the Norwegian team ahead of the new Olympic season.

Alcott will now begin the road to Sochi later than expected having re-broken her leg but has no doubts that she will be lining up at her fourth Olympic Games in Russia in February.

“Slight set back in my Sochi prep as the last day of a fabulous camp where I was skiing technically stronger than ever, I had a little whoopsie,” Alcott wrote on her Facebook page.

“Rebroken my leg. Clean, easy break already weight bearing. Medical opinion is I will miss first races but will be good to go full speed ahead after.

“Unfortunate set back but I am used to the adversity, just another chapter before the Hollywood finish in Sochi!!”

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