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Gruber to miss Olympics with knee injury

VIENNA – Austrian skier Christoph Gruber will miss next month’s Vancouver Olympics after damaging his left knee during pre-race warmups for a World Cup downhill in Wengen on Saturday.

Gruber tore ligaments and bruised a meniscus while crashing before the race on the Lauberhorn course.

The Austrian ski federation said Tuesday that Gruber has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old Gruber has won five World Cup races, including a super-G on the Olympic course in Whistler Mountain two years ago.

VIENNA (AP) – Austrian skier Christoph Gruber will miss next month’s Vancouver Olympics after damaging his left knee during pre-race warmups for a World Cup downhill in Wengen on Saturday.

Gruber tore ligaments and bruised a meniscus while crashing before the race on the Lauberhorn course.

The Austrian ski federation said Tuesday that Gruber has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old Gruber has won five World Cup races, including a super-G on the Olympic course in Whistler Mountain two years ago.


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