American freestyle skier Maggie Voisin will not compete in Tuesday’s Olympic slopestyle debut after she injured her right ankle in a fall on a rails section while training Friday. Voisin, 15, from Whitefish, Mont., was the youngest member of Team USA scheduled to compete at the Sochi Games and the youngest American Winter Olympian since 1972.She was the second U.S. skier to be ruled out of the Games in as many days after moguls hopeful Heidi Kloser suffered a leg injury before qualification began Thursday.
Doctors determined Voisin could not recover in time for Tuesday’s competition, and she will not be replaced in her only event of the Games. Maggie is one of the top slopestyle athletes in the world in qualifying for Team USA. She was considered a medal contender in Sochi. She won the silver medal in women’s slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2014 last month by delivering a switch 1080.
Maggie Voisin’s diagnosis is still unclear but having an ankle injury can put a halt on your active lifestyle. Ankle sprains are the most common ankle injury an athlete can endure. Ankle sprains usually occur from an abnormal twist of the ankle joint. The twisting motion can be from some unusual amount of force pressing on the ankle joint (which might be one of the causes of injury for Maggie Voisin). A few common symptoms that will occur after twisting your ankle are: pain, swelling and bruising.
When a twisting motion occurs to the ankle joint, ankle specialists are concerned of possible fractures or ligaments tearing around the ankle joint. If you have suffered an ankle injury the first treatment to perform yourself is RICE: R- rest, I-ice, C-compression, E- elevate. There are too many possible injuries to your bones, tendons and ligaments that you really cannot see by eyes. Therefore, if you suspect that you have an ankle sprain, please schedule an appointment to visit one of our foot and ankle specialists at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Center. We are located in Howell, New Jersey.