Emily Brydon, 21, of Fernie, B.C., blew out her right knee while training in November. As a result, she underwent her second round of surgery in nine months, but she hopes to recover quickly enough to be a contender in Salt Lake City.
Brydon made her international debut in the 2001 world championships at St. Anton, Austria, where she placed seventh in the combined event and 12th in the Super-G. However, she suffered a season-ending spill in the downhill competition. Her best finish was third in the St. Moritz World Cup, knocking former champion Michaela Dormeister into fourth place.
She was the 2000 junior world champion in the combined event and placed second in the slalom.Video: Alpine skier Brydon overcomes injuries for Olympics (Feb. 5)