Alexander's mother Aamodt Kilde is now speaking out about the horrific accident her son Alexander suffered in the Alps in Wengen a few weeks ago. She thanks Mikaela Shiffrin's family.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Kristin Aamodt Kilde wrote that the incident was a harsh reminder of the risks involved with her son's choice of sport.
“Seeing Alexander crash into the safety net in Wengen while mum and dad was making me angry,” says the text, accompanied by a number of photos from the time that has passed since the broadcast.
“Even if you are mentally prepared for such moments, the facts hit you hard,” the Alpine mother continues.
Alexander Aamodt Kilde suffered serious injuries when he lost control at the bottom of the slope in Wengen. The result was a nasty cut in his calf and a broken shoulder.
He then underwent surgery on his leg and shoulder. The rehabilitation period will also be long.
On Sunday, the Alpine star posted previously unknown photos on social media that gave a new idea about the severity of the injuries he suffered.
There, the 31-year-old revealed he spent seven weeks in a wheelchair.
In a Monday Instagram post, mother Kildee thanks her son's Alpine friend Mikaela Shiffrin and her family in particular for their support. They were praised for turning around and boarding a flight to Bern on the same day of the accident.
“Infuriatingly humble internet trailblazer. Twitter buff. Beer nerd. Bacon scholar. Coffee practitioner.”