Olympic freeskier Maggie Voisin announced Tuesday she tore her ACL at the Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colorado on Saturday.
The Whitefish slopestyle skier landed awkwardly after a jump in the first run of the finals on Saturday. She opted out of taking her second run, dropping out of competition.
Voisin, who turned 16 on Sunday, said via Instagram that she tweaked her knee and later underwent an MRI that showed she had tore her ACL, ending her season. Recovering from an ACL tear typically takes 10-12 months.
Last weekend was Voisin’s first competition since breaking a bone in her leg during practice at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia last February.
In the qualifying round in Breckenridge, Voisin rose to the top of the women’s slopestyle standings and earned the top spot entering Saturday’s finals.
“I’m so grateful to be in such a wonderful community of skiers, friends, sponsors and all!,” she said online. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without any of them. I’m looking forward to a strong come back and many more years in this sport I truly love.”