Bode Miller tore a hamstring tendon in a crash in the World Championships super-G in Beaver Creek, Colo., on Thursday.
Miller, 37 and a six-time Olympic medalist, is done for the World Championships and likely the rest of the season. He has said this season will probably be his last before retiring.
The last World Cup regular season speed event is March 8, and reports say the recovery time for his injury is around two months.
On Thursday, Miller was racing for the first time in 11 months, following November back surgery. He was trying to become the second-oldest World Championships medalist.
Before he crashed, Miller was .28 of a second faster than the second-fastest skier at the second intermediate split time, about 40 seconds into the 76-second race.
“[Miller] said it felt like he got hit by a truck,” U.S. skier Travis Ganong reportedly said. “He said he’s going to need like 100 stitches.”
Austrian Hannes Reichelt won the World Championships super-G, with Canadian Dustin Cook taking silver and France’s Adrien Theaux bronze (full recap here).