NORTH Vancouver native Robbie Dixon suffered a broken leg and will be off his skis for an extended period of time after crashing during a race in Copper Mountain in Colorado Nov. 15.
The 27-year-old alpine racer caught an edge while landing a jump and went down, fracturing the tibia and fibula of his right leg. He underwent successful surgery in Vail, Colo. the night of the crash. No timetable has been set for his return to the slopes.
"It's a hard one to swallow given how the last couple of years have gone," said Dixon in an Alpine Canada release. Dixon recently regained his form after suffering a serious concussion in December of 2010. "I caught an edge and one thing led to another. I'm going to stay positive. I'm fortunate to have some pretty amazing teammates who I can call my friends. They're supporting me and I know they've got my back."
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