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Injuries are a part of sport, sure, but there are few things as excruciating as getting an injury on the Olympic stage.
Robert Kranjec, 32, competes in the highly dangerous ski jumping event, and on Saturday he had a disastrous fall during a qualification run that was captured by the cameras. He was widely praised for being able to limp off the course on his own merit, but the extent of his injury was unknown.
On Sunday, it was confirmed that Kranjec's knee injury was too severe to keep him from competing in Sunday's normal hill event. There's still a small chance that he will be able to compete in the large hill competition in six days, and we certainly hope that's the case. Everyone who qualifies deserves a chance to compete.