OSLO, Norway -- Olympic downhill silver medalist Ragnhild Mowinckel says her ski racing season is over due to another serious knee injury.
Mowinckel said on Instagram that she tore a knee ligament again last week while training in Norway.
"I'm devastated, but dealing with the fact that this setback will once again just be exactly that... a setback," Mowinckel wrote.
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I wish this was the annunciation of my comeback this season...but unfortunately this is the opposite😔 Last week I tore my ACL again during a training in Bjorli. Nothing dramatic, no crash, no pain and no idea what just had happened. These are some of the guys who helped me back last time... and we'll do it again! ☺️ I'm devastated, but dealing with the fact that this setback will once again just be exactly that... a setback. I'm sad to miss this season - being on the sidelines is not fun, but in lack of a better punchline - I'll be back ☺️😌 Thanks💛
The 27-year-old Norwegian was coming back from a serious right knee injury in March when she crashed in downhill training at the World Cup finals in Andorra.
The first injury came one month after she won a first career world championships medal, a bronze in Alpine combined at Are, Sweden.
At the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, Mowinckel took silvers in downhill, ahead of third-place Lindsey Vonn, and giant slalom.