Olympic Skier Jacqueline Wiles Injured

Olympic skier Jackie Wiles was competing in the World Cup when she fell and broke her leg. The 25-year-old fractured her left fibula and tibia and suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to German media reports. Wiles’ teammate Lindsey Vonn had won the bronze medal in the downhill skiing event .“We are all extremely disappointed that Jackie suffered this injury so close to the Games,” said Luke Bodensteiner, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chief of Sport, in a statement.“It’s a big loss to our alpine ski team, especially after her very strong results this season.”Wiles, who competed in the downhill at the Sochi Games, finished third in the downhill in Cortina d‘Ampezzo, Italy last month. A decision on whether Wiles will be replaced in the U.S. squad had yet to be made, the statement said. The Olympics run from Feb. 9-25 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Information was given by KGW.

We were curious about what some of the coaches would have done if this was one of their athletes or them.We talked to Brennon Mossholder about what he would do if this happened to his athletes. He said that if one of his athletes broke a leg then the first thing he would do would get them medical attention then he would reassure the team. When we asked Mossholder what a career ending injury would be, he responded with, ¨It really depends on the sport¨.

He believes If you are in professional sports then it would be easier for you to end your career with a broken leg because you are competing against the best of the best. Mossholder and Nonamaker would both be very devastated if one of them broke a limb before or during an event because you worked so hard to get to that point just to have it disappear.                                        We asked Nonamaker what he would consider a career-ending injury and he responded with, “Well my coach’s son got thrown on his neck and was paralyzed. That is a career-ending injury.” After the pain of having an injury, he would feel sad because he would have worked so hard to get there. He would cope by doing physical rehab and he would use baby steps to get back into the game.