Slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy finished a disappointing 12th this weekend and after said his broken thumb didn’t bother him as much as the hematoma on his hip. This is what a hematoma looks like in his case:
That’s not a bruised peach, that’s a bruised basket of peaches. I had something similar once while playing flag football and it greatly decreased my mobility and range of motion; it’s hard to image what it does to an elite athlete. Kenworthy said the injury made it hard to even stand, so the fact that he completed two runs and most of the third is pretty remarkable.
Kenworthy — one of 15 out LGBTQ Winter Olympians — will long be remembered for his nationally televised kiss from his boyfriend, but we should also remember the guts it took to compete in the final in the first place.