John Kucera reinjures broken leg

Updated: February 17, 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Associated Press

John Kucera, the 2009 downhill world champion, has re-injured the leg he broke a little more than a year ago, the Canadian ski team said.

Kucera hurt his left tibia, which he originally fractured in November 2009, in a crash during a training run in Aspen, Colorado.

The team says in a press release Kucera will return to Calgary where doctors will assess if he requires more surgery.

Kucera says he's "kind of shocked. ... It's a bad luck situation -- my ski just popped off."

Kucera was hoping to return to competition at the end of this season or the start of 2011-12.


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