#LifesShortBlowYourKnee: Margetts will compete in Sochi with torn ACL
“As you may or may not know, I tore my ACL Friday Jan 17th when I crashed on a dub cork 12, my second run at the Park City, Utah Grand Prix,” writes Canadian Matt Margetts on Facebook. He goes on to say:
“I flew home Saturday and unfortunately had to miss the last Olympic qualifier and X Games. I started crushing Advil every 6 hours and icing my knee every half hour. I found out I made the Canadian Olympic Team Sunday night. I saw Dr. McCormack and started physio with Mark at Gastown Physio Monday, I got an MRI and confirmed with the doc I had blown my knee Tuesday. I bought a road bike and got a Game Ready Wednesday. I got a brace fitted Thursday. I went to physio, iced my knee, and rode my bike every day. I almost killed my girlfriend and spent the whole day in the hospital with her Tuesday. I left for our pre Olympic training camp in Tignes, France Wednesday. Yesterday I got my brace and today was my first day back on skis in the pipe. The weather was shit but it is pretty cool that I now know that I am going to be able to compete in the Olympics with a blown knee.”
Margetts concluded his post with a hashtag: #lifesshortblowyourknee
About the author:
Henrik Lampert loves hot dogs, backflips, the Boston Bruins and Norway. Twenty-seven years old and a Massachusetts native, he's the Editor of Freeskier Magazine and Freeskier.com—a proud staffer since 2010.