The next races on the World Cup calendar are two parallel slaloms on Nov. 13-14 in another Austrian resort, Lech.
Shiffrin has struggled with back issues before but never sat out a World Cup race for that reason.
“Having started in Soelden for the last eight years straight, this feels… really frustrating and strange (for lack of better words). Luckily, this injury will heal and I will be back in the start soon,” said Shiffrin, who finished on the podium in Soelden five times in the past six years, winning the race in 2014.
“Okay, maybe my countdown has been delayed, but the big countdown is ON and I can’t wait for it to start,” she added.
Shiffrin has not raced since picking up her 66th career victory at a super-G in Bulgaria on Jan. 26.
First, she returned home to the United States and took a five-week break following the death of her father, Jeff Shiffrin, in early February. And when she planned to come back at races in Sweden in mid-March, the remainder of the season was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic, with Federica Brignone ending Shiffrin’s thee-year reign as overall champion.
Earlier this week, Shiffrin said she was wondering how much time she has left in ski racing, questioning how long all the traveling and being away from home will still be worth it.