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Iouri Podladtchikov out after ankle surgery

Iouri Podladtchikov

Gold Medallist, Switzerland’s Iouri Podladtchikov celebrates in the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov suffered a left ankle injury in training last Friday, underwent surgery Thursday and is out indefinitely.

Podladtchikov is out of the Dew Tour Mountain Championships in Breckenridge, Colo., in two weeks. The Dew Tour will include every other Olympic champion in halfpipe and slopestyle.

His status for the World Championships in January is unknown, according to the Swiss ski and snowboard federation.

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