U.S. freestyle skier Sho Kashima injures knee while trainingTweet
American moguls skier Sho Kashima suffered an injury to his left knee Tuesday (Jan. 12) while training at Deer Valley Resort for this weekend’s Visa Freestyle International.
According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Richard Quincy, results of an MRI exam to determine the extent of injury are not yet available.
Kashima provided more information on his Twitter page Tuesday night. “Well bad news… they diagnosed that i tore at least my ACL so that’s about 6 months, so that would mean no Olympics for me,” read one tweet.
A later tweet showed Kashima’s sense of humor about the unfortunate injury. “To Deer Valley: Good game buddy, you got me this time. I will be back, and I know there’s a world championship here next year… revenge .”
Kashima, who has collected ten top-ten World Cup results in his career, was one of the top contenders for a spot on the Olympic Team.
Image by Brian Robb.