Bode Miller Cancels World Cup Season

Skier will have surgery on knee


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Bode Miller has ended his 2011-2012 World Cup season to have surgery on his left knee. Miller, 34, is currently ranked 10th in overall World Cup standings. He won December’s Birds of Prey downhill at Beaver Creek, Colorado, his 31st career win, and had recorded three other podium finishes. Miller likely injured the knee while previewing the 2014 downhill course in Sochi, Russia, earlier this month. He will return to the United States for surgery and has no plans to retire from skiing. “Bode had a solid season and was skiing technically and tactically better than he has been in a number of years,” said U.S. Ski Team coach Sasha Rearick. “He’s doing the right thing by getting his knee fixed and ready to go for the future.”

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