2010 Olympian Tommy Ford, shown here at the Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom at Beaver Creek last Dec., will miss the rest of the 2013 season with a broken femur (Getty Images/Doug Pensinger)
ANNECY, France (Jan. 16) – U.S. Ski Team athlete Tommy Ford (Bend, OR) is recovering at a hospital in Annecy after surgery on a fractured right femur. Ford suffered the injury while freeskiing Tuesday in La Clusaz. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, he was treated on the scene then evacuated by helicopter to Annecy where he underwent surgery overnight. U.S. Ski Team partner Global Rescue is providing support. He is expected to remain in Annecy until he is stable for transport back to the USA. A 2010 Olympian and 2011 World Championships team member, Ford has captured eight U.S. titles across the last three seasons.