Canadian moguls hopeful Philippe Marquis sustains torn ACL
Quebec City native suffered injury Monday at Deer Valley World Cup
Canadian moguls skier Philippe Marquis suffered a torn ACL in his right knee on Monday, one month out from the Winter Olympics.
The injury happened during training for this week's World Cup in Deer Valley, Utah.
Marquis announced the injury Thursday on Instagram, saying that he'd already begun rehab and that he still plans to represent Canada in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The Games begin Feb. 9.
He flew back to his hometown Quebec City, where X-rays and a magnetic resonance imaging test confirmed the severity of the injury.
Canada's freestyle ski team for the Olympics is set to be announced Monday, Jan. 22, in Montreal. It is not yet known how the injury will affect his place on the team, although Marquis' results from last season have already earned him a spot.
Freestyle Canada told CBC Sports that "[Marquis] will do everything possible to go to the Games with the team. He has started his rehabilitation already and will be skiing on flat in Tremblant and [will attend] the pre-Olympic camp to ski moguls."
Marquis finished ninth in men's moguls at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.
Marquis is currently ranked 13th on tour with 98 points. His best result this season came in Thaiwoo, China in December where he finished eighth.