Kate Courtney announces broken arm ahead of Olympic Games

Kate Courtney broken arm
(Image credit: Kate Courtney)

Kate Courtney didn't have the race she was hoping for at the Nove Mesto World Cup earlier this month, as she crashed and suffered mechanical issues. It appears that the crash was harder than initially thought, too. 

Courtney announced on social media that she has a broken Ulna after the crash. 

"My crash in Nove Mesto was a little harder than I thought and resulted in a non displaced fracture of my ulna," she wrote. 

The injury appears to be minor, as she posted a picture of herself wearing a splint on her left arm, saying that she can continue to train on the road bike. 

"The good news is I can still train comfortably on the road with this splint but am making sure to be cautious and allow it to heal as quickly as possible," she said. 

Although Courtney placed 41st in Nove Mesto, her World Cup season got off to a better start the week before in Albstadt, where she placed fourth. She is currently ranked 25th on the UCI mountain bike standings. 

The American has already been selected by USA Cycling to attend the Tokyo Olympic Games later this summer, so hopefully, the injury doesn't put a damper on preparation. The next World Cup is June 12-13 in Austria, but Courtney has not said if the injury will keep her from racing. 

Ryan Simonovich

Ryan Simonovich has been riding and racing for nearly a decade. He got his start as a cross-country mountain bike racer in California, where he cultivated his love for riding all types of bikes. Ryan eventually gravitated toward enduro and downhill racing but has also been found in the occasional road and cyclo-cross events. Today, he regularly rides the trails of Durango, Colorado, and is aiming to make a career out of chronicling the sport of cycling. 

Rides: Santa Cruz Hightower, Specialized Tarmac SL4