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Gus Kenworthy broke his thumb in practice. That isn’t stopping him.

Kenworthy says he will compete with his broken thumb at the Winter Olympics.

Around the Games: Day 2 - Winter Olympic Games
Gus Kenworthy skis this weekend at the Winter Olympics.
Photo by Ker Robertson/Getty Images

Gus Kenworthy broke his thumb in practice this week, but that isn’t getting in the way of him and the slopes.

“Broke my thumb yesterday in practice,” he tweeted. “It won’t stop me from competing.”

He share the tweet, along with an x-ray of his thumb and a picture of his hand in a cast, early Friday morning in Pyeongchang, meaning he’s up and ready for the next couple of days.

The openly gay American skier won a silver medal in this event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He was not publicly out then. He hasn’t medaled in an X Games in two years, which means he won’t be one of the favorites to medal here.

Kenworthy competes in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle qualification runs on Saturday, 8pmET. NBC will surely be carrying the event live. The final runs will start a little past 11pmET that night.