Bode Miller's ultimate goal is to ski at full strength in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Last February, Miller hurt his knee while skiing in a race there. When he tried to ski on it a couple weeks later in Bansko, Bulgaria, he realized it wasn't working right. In the spring, he had microfracture surgery. While early December reports said Miller might return in February, he says in the video embedded above that a recovery may take 12 to 18 months. "If I give my knee a full chance to heal, it should be very close to 100 percent, which it hasn't been since 2001," he said. "We have a chance to really finish on a super high note on that Olympic season—where I'm really focused and draw things together and try to put together a real legendary season."
Miller at the 2010 Olympics. Photo: Kevin Pedraja/Flickr
In the offseason, Miller got engaged and married to volleyball player Morgan Miller. In December, he made news for accidentally hitting his wife in the eye with a golfball. The couple is living on a 100-foot yacht in San Diego that Miller is fixing up and will soon list. "I think for a family and stuff, we'd prefer to have a regular house and be landlocked," he said.
H/T: Tim Layden