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Bode Miller provides update on possibility of comeback

Bode Miller

BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO - DECEMBER 02: (FRANCE OUT) Bode Miller (here during the inspection) will be forunner with a 3D camera during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men’s Downhill Training on December 02, 2015 in Beaver Creek, Colorado. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Bode Miller reportedly said last week he doesn’t know how he could possibly make an Alpine skiing comeback, which is a bit of a change from his comments last year.

Miller, the U.S.’ most decorated skier with six Olympic medals, hasn’t competed since crashing and severing his right hamstring tendon at the February 2015 World Championships but has not retired.

Miller provided a status update during a media tour last week for a skiwear brand, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

“We haven’t really addressed [a comeback], but it’s not at the top of the priority list,” Miller, a 38-year-old with six Olympic medals, was quoted saying when asked if expected to compete again. “Depending on the logistics of everything, it’s a possibility I suppose, but with my family and all my stuff, I just don’t know how it could possibly work. I’m coming up on my fourth [child] in November, and I’m very happy with what I’ve accomplished, I really don’t have anything left to prove or do in the sport. I still love racing and the challenge of it, but at some point, you get to a place where you’re perfectly happy moving on and doing other stuff. In the past, my contribution to companies or my compensation was designed around winning races and being in the spotlight, but I think we’re at a place now where I’m making other contributions and the companies I’m partnering with are comfortable with that. No one is trying to push me back into it.”

In late 2015, Miller was quoted saying there was a “good likelihood” he would come back for a few races, but that it was “really unlikely” he would compete at a sixth Winter Olympics in 2018.

The World Cup season begins in late October.

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