Nordic Programs

Successful Surgery for Hendrickson

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USSA
2013-08-30 08:31
 

PARK CITY, UT (Aug. 30) – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany on Aug. 21. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Hendrickson underwent ACL reconstruction, MCL and meniscal repair. The surgery was performed by U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Andrew Cooper of Salt Lake City. A full recovery is anticipated.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sarah Hendrickson (Park City, UT) underwent surgery Thursday for a knee injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf, Germany on Aug 21.
  • The surgery focused on ACL reconstruction, MCL and meniscal repair.
  • The surgery was conducted by U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Andrew Cooper.
  • U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens indicated that Hendrickson is resting comfortably. While too early to issue a specific return to snow date, a full recovery is anticipated.

QUOTES
Sarah Hendrickson
I have received amazing care and support from everyone around me including teammates, family and friends, the U.S. Ski Team doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers. I ski jump for myself but in the end, it's the team and community behind each athlete that makes one succeed.

Life has a crazy way of working out and this is definitely not the path I had planned. I'm determined to make my coaches, friends, family, country and myself proud by working as hard as I can on my recovery.

Kyle Wilkens, U.S. Ski Team Medical Director  
Sarah is resting comfortably after a successful surgery. While it's too early to identify a specific recovery window, the medical team will work with Sarah to ensure the best care in rehabilitation. A full recovery is anticipated.