In the pic, Kenworthy can be seen holding up his shirt with his pants pulled down to expose a bruise that covers his entire hip and part of his leg. The 26-year-old Olympian captioned the post, “Just a bruised peach.” Kenworthy also posted the photo on Twitter with the caption, “A peach hasn’t been this destroyed since Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name.”
In addition to breaking his thumb in practice before the skiing finals, Kenworthy also shared on his Instagram Story February 16 that he had a hematoma on his hip that had been drained of six vials of blood.
The freestyle skier competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, but the podium eluded him. Kenworthy finished the Men’s Ski Slopestyle in 12th place. The American athlete won silver in the same event at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Though Kenworthy didn’t take home a medal, he has been praised for being a face for the LGBT community during the Olympics. Kenworthy, who publicly came out in an ESPN interview in October 2015, spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about being an inspiration for other people. “I think I sometimes forget about it and then I’ll have an interaction with someone that will make me kind of remember and realize and it’s like the one thing that makes me the most proud of anything I’ve ever done in my life, because it’s been able to help over people,” he said.
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