Dixon injured during training 

Whistler skier rushed to emergency surgery after crashing in warm-up race

click to enlarge Robbie Dixon at a pre-Olympic press conference in 2010.
  • Robbie Dixon at a pre-Olympic press conference in 2010.

Whistler's Robbie Dixon's rough road to the top of ski racing took another detour today (Nov. 15) after he crashed during a FIS race at Copper Mountain in Colorado, requiring emergency surgery on his leg.

According to the release from Alpine Canada Alpin, Dixon landed a jump on the super G course and caught an edge. He suffered a serious tibia and fibia fracture, and was quickly scheduled to undergo surgery in Vail, Colorado.

"It's a hard one to swallow, given how the last couple of years have gone," said Dixon. "I caught an edge and one thing led to another. I'm going to stay positive. I'm fortunate to have some pretty amazing teammates who I can call my friends. They're supporting me and I know they've got my back."

While Dixon has yet to reach the World Cup podium, he has several fourth and fifth place finishes to his credit and 11 results in the top 10. It's unknown if and when he'll be able to return to ski racing.

Check back for updates and more details from the racing at Copper, which features several Whistler skiers and Whistler Mountain Ski Club alumni.

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