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U.S. Ski CEO: Rahlves, Puckett will be ‘ready to go’

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
This photo taken Sept. 10, 2009 shows ski cross competitor Casey Puckett posing for a portrait during the USOC Media Summit in Chicago. "If I have a good race, whatever socks I'm wearing, whatever turtleneck I'm wearing, that tends to be the go-to," said ski crosser Casey Puckett. "It generally is the undergarments." "I like to believe in the skill and preparedness," Puckett said. "But at the same time, I do recognize that there is a bit of luck that comes into it." (AP Photo/Skip Stewart)
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The CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association says U.S. Olympic freestyle skiers Daron Rahlves and Casey Puckett are recuperating at home and should be ready for the Vancouver Games.

Rahlves was released from the hospital Sunday after dislocating his hip in a nasty wreck during his opening skiercross race at the Aspen Winter X Games. Puckett, an Old Snowmass resident and the Americans’ other skiercross Olympian, had a minor setback last week in his recovery from a separated shoulder after landing awkwardly during a run at Winter X Games.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard CEO Bill Marolt said Monday he expects Rahlves and Puckett both will be “fully ready to go” by the time they arrive in Vancouver. Skiercross makes its Olympic debut Feb. 21 with the men’s race.

Former Olympians in Alpine skiing, Rahlves and Puckett are both still in search of their first Olympic medal.


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