Photo: Alessandro Trovati Associated Press
Erik Guay would not have made a cross on his participation in the olympic Games in Pyeongchang.
Erik Guay will not participate in the world Cup of alpine skiing Wengen, which will take place next week, has confirmed Alpine Canada, in an email exchange with The canadian Press on Friday.
It is not known if he will be recovered from his ailments in time for the world Cup from Kitzbühel, scheduled for the following week, but according to the umbrella organization for alpine skiing in Canada, the news is encouraging.
Guay, who is 36-year-old would be back at the gym and have even started to ski, and ” there is a nice progression for his back pain “.
The Québécois would not be ready to make a return on the circuit of the world Cup, but it would not have made a cross on his participation in the olympic Games in Pyeongchang, which will open in less than a month.
Alpine Canada has also indicated that it will provide a weekly update of the state of health of the skier the more prolific of the history of the country.
On 16 December, the skier from Mont-Tremblant had signed a 32nd-place in the downhill at the world Cup in Val Gardena. The next day, he had met with the specialists of a hospital in Innsbruck, Austria, and had announced to suffer from a rupture of the fibrotic ring of the fourth lumbar vertebra (L4).
This injury comes in addition to a rupture of the ligament to the second thoracic vertebra (T2), the result of a bad fall that occurred during a training session in Chile last fall.
Guay has also undergone six surgeries to the knees over his prestigious career.
The olympic Games to Pyeongchang will take place from 9 to 25 February.