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Tommy Ford of Bend, Ore., left, placed 10th in the World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colo., in December. PyeongChang 2018 hopeful Laurenne Ross, right, also from Bend, is staging a comeback from a serious knee injury suffered last March. (Courtesy Cody Downard Photography/USSA)
Tommy Ford of Bend, Ore., left, placed 10th in the World Cup giant slalom at Beaver Creek, Colo., in December. PyeongChang 2018 hopeful Laurenne Ross, right, also from Bend, is staging a comeback from a serious knee injury suffered last March. (Courtesy Cody Downard Photography/USSA)
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Fractured bones, busted knees and concussions are just a few of the job hazards for professional ski racers.

Tom Banse (@TomBanse) of the Northwest News Network introduces us to a pair of Olympic hopefuls from Oregon who've persevered through potentially career-ending injuries.

This segment aired on January 9, 2018.

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