Ski cross injury replacement goes down
By STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency
VANCOUVER — The man who was to replace injured Canadian Dave Duncan in men’s ski cross is now also out of the Vancouver Games.
The Olympic dreams of Calgary’s Brady Leman were dashed Saturday when he crashed in training at Cypress Mountain, aggravating a broken tibia he suffered at the World Cup final in La Plagne, France last season. He spent this past summer in rehabilitation.
Because of that, he missed the first three races of this season and did not qualify for the Vancouver Games. But he became stronger the last couple of months and won a bronze at the X-Games.
Leman was supposed to replace Duncan, the London, Ont. native who broke his collarbone in training on Friday.
Davey Barr of Brackendale, B.C. will now replace Leman. Barr was the bronze medallist in the world championships last season.