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Dustin Cook, super-G silver medalist, out indefinitely after crash

Dustin Cook

Dustin Cook, of Canada, celebrates in the finish area after winning an alpine ski, men’s World Cup super-G race, at the World Cup finals in Meribel, France, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)


SOELDEN, Austria (AP) -- The Canadian ski federation says Dustin Cook will be out for an indefinite time after hurting his knee in a training crash in the Austrian ski resort of Pitztal.

The federation says ''during a giant slalom training run, Cook crashed causing ligament damage to his right knee.’' It adds that the 26-year-old Cook will need surgery and misses Sunday’s season-opening World Cup giant slalom.

Specializing in the speed events, Cook took silver in super-G at the world championships in Beaver Creek in February and won his first World Cup race in Meribel, France, the following month.

Cook is the second skier to damage his knee ligaments in a training crash Wednesday after women’s overall champion Anna Fenninger, who has been ruled out for the entire season.

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