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Alice McKennis skiing at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. McKennis suffered a season ending injury in March and is back on the slopes after a lengthy recovery.     Photo: Courtesy of

Alice McKennis Back After Shattered Leg

Skier's tibia broke into 30 pieces

After shattering her right tibia into approximately 30 pieces, Alice McKennis is back on her skis and looking for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

The World Cup alpine ski racer and 2010 Olympian suffered a season-ending injury in March. Mid-turn, her right ski tip caught a rut, twisting her leg, hyperextending her knee, and cracking her tibia most of the way down her leg. After reconstructing her tibia with 11 screws and a summer of extensive rehab, McKennis still hasn’t returned to gate training but has already made GS turns at close to full speed.

“My goals haven’t changed even though I’ve had a setback,” she told Summit Daily News. “I feel confident in it. I’ve come back from an injury before.”

It’s stil unknown if she’ll enter the World Cup race on November 29 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, but she hopes to compete in the subsequent race at Lake Louise, Canada.

Watch the crash:


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