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2014 Olympic injury news: Heidi Kloser out with torn ACL, broken leg

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U.S. freeskier Heidi Kloser's first Olympic experience ended before it even had a chance to begin. After a Feb. 6 training run crash on the moguls course located at the Rosa Khutor Freestyle Center left her participation in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi in doubt, a Feb. 7 report by ESPN confirmed that she'd withdrawn from the Games with a broken leg and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Per the report, Kloser suffered a complete tear of the ACL, a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament (MCL), an impact bruise to the knee, and a fracture to the femur.

It's a sad and undoubtedly painful turn of events for the 21-year old Kloser, who happily tweeted fans "Getting ready to head out for our first run of qualifications today. I go first today. Super excited to be here. #Olympics #believeinUS #USA" shortly before suffering the fall that took her out of contention. She entered the Games ranked fourth in the World Cup standings and was a viable candidate to achieve a podium finish.

Despite her injury, Kloser joined her teammates to walk in the Feb. 7 opening ceremonies, and tweeted a photo of herself dressed in her Ralph Lauren-designed garb giving a thumbs up to the camera.

Kloser's teammates Hannah Kearney, the defending Olympic moguls gold medalist, and Eliza Outtrim qualified for the Feb. 8 medal round event, while Heather McPhie will have to win a berth via the second qualifier, which is scheduled for 6 AM Pacific time Feb. 8.

The women's moguls champion of the 2014 Winter Olympics will be crowned on Feb. 8. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM Pacific time.

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