American Heidi Kloser is expected to be on the sidelines cheering on her teammates after she was forced to pull out of the moguls competition. She fell Thursday just minutes before her qualifying run and tore a knee ligament.
Kearney sent Kloser a message of support via Twitter: "You are a beast. You will be back and you will be stronger than ever."
On Friday, Kloser tweeted a picture of herself wearing her Olympic uniform and giving a thumbs up.
"Heading to the Opening Ceremonies! Excited that I will still get to walk!," she said in the post on Twitter.
4. Luge men's singles
Let's be honest. Most of us don't know a thing about the luge other than it features somebody going feet first down a twisting, turning track of ice. Or if it's the doubles, two people going feet first down the track.
Still, we watch it.
Why? Because it's fast and furious.
Just ask India's Shiva Keshavan, who appears to have turned in one of the early memorable moments of the Sochi Games during a practice run in the men's luge singles that begin Saturday. The finals are Sunday.
On Friday, Keshavan was on the track, traveling an estimated 70 miles per hour, according to reports, when he slid off his sled during a turn and onto the ice. Incredibly, he was able to get back on the sled -- while sliding -- by flipping his body back on it.
Who to watch:
By all accounts, Felix Loch of Germany is the man to beat. He's considered the king of the luge hill, so to speak, after winning gold in Vancouver four years ago.
In the 24-year-old's way is Italy's Armin Zoeggler, the 2002 and 2006 Olympic gold medalist in the event.
5. Women's hockey preliminaries
Let the rivalry renew. Canada and the United States begin the quest Saturday to win the gold medal in women's hockey.
Canada is looking for a four-peat on the top of the Olympic podium, while the United States is looking to break its golden drought.
This time, the two teams won't have to wait until the finals to meet. They will play one another in the preliminary round
Because the two teams are so strong and so dominant, there has been a change in the lineup, according to Bleacher Report. The two teams will play one another in the preliminary round, though could still end up vying for the gold in the medal round.
The two teams are scheduled to play against one another on Wednesday.
But first up Saturday for Canada is the team from Switzerland, while the United States will face off against Finland.