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Bode Miller out of world championships

The Associated Press
Bode Miller takes a spectacular spill Thursday during the super-G at Beaver Creek. He suffered a cut to his calf.
Shinichiro Tanaka / AP | Pentaphoto

BEAVER CREEK — Bode Miller is out of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

The 37-year-old from New Hampshire crashed during Thursday’s men’s super-G at Beaver Creek.

In announcement from the U.S. Ski Team on Thursday night, Miller suffered a torn hamstring tendon from a lower-leg laceration as a result of his crash 59 seconds into his run.

According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Miller underwent successful surgery at Vail Valley Medical Center with Dr. Randy Viola and Dr. Tom Hackett.

He was released following surgery. The injury will keep him out of the world championships, according to the U.S. Ski Team statement.

Miller crashed while leading the super G.

Thursday’s race was the first for Miller since back surgery in November.

He hooked his arm on a gate, spun backward and lost both skis, tumbling down the hill.

Miller slowly got up and waited for someone to bring his skis. He then clicked back in and wrapped up the run.

The men’s downhill is Saturday.

“He had an amazing run,” said U.S. teammate Travis Ganong, who was another medal hopeful coming into Thursday’s race, but took an odd line near Pumphouse and missed a gate. “It was good to see him push it. That’s the first run I’ve seen him push all year. He was right in there. When I talked to him after the run he said his whole body was numb and everything hurt. His back is definitely not feeling well. He said he had to get like a hundred stitches in his calf. I hope the best for him.”


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