Arielle Gold ‘destroyed all the nerves in my left butt cheek’ in crash (video)
Olympic halfpipe bronze medalist Arielle Gold suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruised sternum and “destroyed all the nerves in my left butt cheek” in a crash at the Burton U.S. Open on Thursday, according to her social media.
Gold, 21, was competing for the first time since PyeongChang, where she bumped Kelly Clark off the podium with an 85.75-point final run that included a frontside 1080.
Gold pulled out of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi after dislocating her right shoulder in a practice crash.
The U.S. Open halfpipe finals in Vail, Colo., are Saturday, headlined by the other top four women from the Olympics, including gold medalist Chloe Kim.
The U.S. Open is the last major contest of the season.
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