Alpine skier Dixon out with head injury
Canada's Robbie Dixon won't compete in this weekend's alpine World Cup races in Germany after suffering an injury during training.
The 27-year-old from Whistler, B.C., struck a gate during a giant slalom training run in Paganella, Italy, on Tuesday. He did not fall but later reported experiencing concussion-like symptoms.
Dixon returned to competitive racing in the fall after missing the second half of last season due to a concussion suffered in December 2010.
"Robbie Dixon will be returning to Canada for further evaluation with Alpine Canada medical staff following an injury in training," said team physician, Dr. Stephen French. "Robbie was experiencing symptoms similar to his previous post-concussion symptoms after striking a gate in training.
"He was assessed by team physicians in Europe and after his symptoms did not improve team officials advised returning to Calgary for further assessment and treatment. His return to competition is at this time undetermined."
Dixon came close to claiming his first career World Cup podium in December when he finished fourth in the super-G in Beaver Creek, Colo.