The gold medalist of the skier, Nikos Porteous, will be out of action for the rest of 2022, after undergoing knee surgery.
Porteus, who won gold in the men’s half tube in China in February, stepped under the knife to repair an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture two weeks ago.
“A month ago, I broke my ACL and had surgery two weeks ago,” Porteus revealed in a video on his Instagram account.
“Well, it was a fairly quick process, but definitely not what I wanted to do to finish my season.”
The 20-year-old from Wanaka broke out in the public eye in 2018, and became just the second kiwi athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics when he took out the bronze in the half pipe. He supported it this year, climbing two places higher on the podium.
Although he did not provide any information on how the injury occurred, Porteus said he hopes to return to the race next January.
“I’re not going to post fitness material or any detox, it’s not something I really want to do,” he added.
“Injuries and injuries are part of free skiing and that’s my personal issue.”
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