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Bleiler ready for return after serious eye injury

Updated: January 15, 2013, 1:50 PM ET
Associated Press

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By PAT GRAHAM

AP Sports Writer

In an ambulance with her face badly bleeding after a trick went horribly wrong in training, Gretchen Bleiler blurted this out: Snowboarding wasn't worth it.

Of course, that was just the pain speaking.

Seven months ago, the 2006 Olympic silver medalist was practicing a double backflip maneuver on a trampoline in Park City, Utah, when she over-rotated, sending her knee bouncing off the ...

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