PYEONGCHANG, South Korea -- American ski racer Tommy Biesemeyer will miss the men's downhill Thursday after hurting his right ankle while training.
The U.S. ski team said Wednesday he was taken to a local clinic to receive treatment and was released.
Ryan Cochran-Siegle will take his place in the race.
Biesemeyer said in a statement: "You are supposed to be optimistic in times like these and say something like, 'I will come back stronger than ever.' But I just can't bring myself to do it. I am honored to have been named to Team USA and walking in the Opening Ceremony is a moment I'll never forget."