Jaimee Bull undergoes surgery

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This offseason could present Jamiee Bull’s biggest challenge yet

Jaimee Bull undergoes surgery

Bull may require surgery for a torn ligament sustained last Sping.

By Matt Sookram

BayToday


Two-time World Water Skiing Champion Jamiee Bull is coming off a second consecutive World Title win in Women’s Slalom at the 2023 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) World Waterski Championships this past October, further cementing her position as a dominant force in the water skiing world.  

In a recent interview with Lisa Boivin on North Bay Echo podcast To North Bay with Love, Bull divulged that her biggest challenge may be coming up.  

“In the spring I tore the ligament that holds your tibia and fibula together, the two bones in your leg and most of my knee. I don’t know exactly when it happened. I know that I crashed, but I wasn’t like, ‘Oh my knee hurts’. But after that, it was sore and that’s when I started noticing my fibula was just moving freely. It took a while to figure out what was going on. After communicating with doctors and physiotherapists they said if I could deal with the pain and I could ski on it, I could keep going without doing more damage to it and they would just have to reattach it after the season,” says Bull. 

“I skied on it all year and just had it braced up. After the season was done, I needed to figure out what I was going to do with this and we settled on a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection where they pulled blood out of my arm and then spun it and took the good parts of the blood and injected it into where the ligament is stored in the hopes that it’s going to help get the ligament to create a little bond and scar tissue to hold it together. This is the first step and I’m hoping that some downtime and some extra blood in there will help stabilize it enough that I don’t need surgery, but if I do, I found a surgeon now and I’m feeling a lot more comfortable with the surgery,” says Bull.  

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