Injured skier Jacqueline Wiles home after crash

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Skiing champion Jacqueline Wiles is back home in Portland after a nasty crash ended her Olympics journey for 2018. 

During a world cup event in Germany on Feb. 3, Wiles lost her balance after skiing off the course, fell and went into the safety netting.

A helicopter had to transport her off the hill. 

The 25-year-old suffered a knee ligament tear and broken bones in her leg. She will have surgery next week. 

The PyeongChang 2018 games would have been Wiles' second Olympic games.

Wiles hope to get back to training and practicing in about 8 months and plans to compete in the 2022 Olympic games in Beijing. 

"I'm just trying to look at the positive side of it and there's always something to learn and I feel like this is going to make me a stronger person and a skier as well so there's a lot of positives," Wiles said. 


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