Olympic Champion Ted Ligety Injures Knee in Training Crash

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Olympic and world giant slalom champion Ted Ligety says he tore the ACL in his right knee during a training crash Wednesday in Oberjoch, Germany.

The 31-year-old from Utah used Facebook to post a video of his wipeout. He wrote: "We all know ski racing is a dangerous sport but I always thought I could avoid a season ender."

The U.S. Ski Team said in a release only that Ligety suffered a knee injury and will head home to be evaluated.

It's been a rocky season for Ligety, who is sixth in the GS standings -- a discipline he usually dominates. His only podium finish in the GS this season was a win in Austria three months ago. He took second in the super-G at Beaver Creek, Colorado, in December.

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We all know ski racing is a dangerous sport but I always thought I could avoid a season ender. Unfortunately today I tore my ACL GS training and am heading home. #illbeback #bummerdude @slalomtokyodrift #lamecrash #getvideoing

Posted by Ted Ligety on Wednesday, January 27, 2016
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