Another blow for Pereira de Sousa

Victim of a cruciate ligament rupture, Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau is forced to end her season. The Frenchwoman, silver medalist at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018, will not compete in the World Cup or the Snowboardcross Worlds.

New setback for Julia Pereira de Sousa Mabileau (21 years old). Already the victim of a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in one knee last May, which had forced her to have surgery and to wait for many months before being able to return, the young French snowboarder has again seriously injured a few weeks ago in Cervinia, Italy, during training. The verdict is terrible again for Pereira de Sousa Mabileau – “ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, injury to the internal lateral ligament, bone contusion and a crack in the meniscus” – who will again have to go on the operating table and therefore the season is over. already over, to his great regret. “I will find Doctor Fayard for an operation very soon and thus return to the Hauteville rehabilitation center”, announces on her Instagram account the Olympic vice-champion of the Pyeongchang Games in 2018 at only 16 years old (in Beijing, eliminated in semi -finals, she had to settle for 5th place), without hiding that the end-of-year celebrations allowed her to better “digest” this very bad news once again.

“Focus on my operation and my rehabilitation”

“I can tell you that 2022 was not my year”, continues the young champion of Isola 2000, who will therefore be deprived of the entire World Cup season but also of the Worlds. “Another ordeal to overcome, but I love snowboarding too much to be discouraged,” assures Pereira de Sousa Mabileau, already thinking about what’s next. “Focus on my operation, my rehabilitation and especially the first month post-operation which will determine the rest of my recovery”. The young Frenchwoman with four World Cup podiums unfortunately knows this only too well.


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