CALGARY, Canada — America's team got another bad break at the Winter Olympics today when U.S. downhiller Pam Fletcher--considered the United States' best hope for a medal in the women's downhill--collided with another skier and was sidelined by a leg injury.
Fletcher was hurt during a warm-up run just hours before the downhill. She sustained a possible broken right leg and a bruised right arm when she collided with a volunteer worker as she was skiing back to the chair lift.
"It's a bummer when stuff like this happens to you," Fletcher said. "It's something that you don't wish happens to anyone."
"I was warming up, and when I skied toward the lift I collided with a man coming very fast from the opposite direction," Fletcher said.