Australian men's skier Brodie Summers' Winter Olympics look to be over before they began after he appeared to injure his knee in his final warm-up run on Friday morning.
Summers, who sustained an ACL injury in September, was always up against it to be in peak condition for the Games.
He cut a disconsolate figure as he received treatment from team doctor Peter Braun.
Ruled out of the first qualification run, he hobbled from the athlete area and left with his equipment.
The 24-year-old will be allowed to compete in the second qualification run on Monday night AEDT.
Summers finished 13th in Sochi four years ago, missing out on a spot in the final by 0.1 of a point.
He has only improved since then, winning one bronze and one silver medal at World Cup events in the 2016-17 season.
But the heartbreaking knee injury late last year has all but robbed the Melburnian of a shot at another final in his prime.
Elsewhere, Britt Cox and Matt Graham automatically qualified for their moguls finals after the first round in PyeongChang.
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