Injury shatters Celski's dreams of world title
Friday, January 6, 2012
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- Two-time Olympic bronze medalist J.R. Celski won't have the chance to skate for an individual world championship this year because of an ankle injury.
Celski tried Friday to give it a go during the U.S. National Championships in short track at the Utah Olympic Oval but clearly was not healed from the injury suffered in a three-skater crash during a December World Cup event in Japan.
Celski acknowledged he was disappointed but says it's not the end of the world, and he still has dreams of competing next season and at the Sochi Olympics.
There's a chance he could be chosen Sunday for a discretionary spot on the U.S. World Cup team and race in the men's relay. But that is up to the five-member selection committee.