Rochon, considered a gold medal contender in Sochi, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while skiing with friends in British Columbia, ending his season and any hope of qualifying for the Feb. 7-23 Olympics.
While skiing through fresh powder, the 24-year-old lost his balance, hit a bump and heard a pop.
"It was pure bad luck," Rochon said in a statement. "I will get through this.
"Next year are world championships and I plan on being on the podium."
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