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Ted Ligety (wrist) out this weekend

Ted Ligety

SOELDEN, AUSTRIA - OCTOBER 26: (FRANCE OUT) Ted Ligety of the USA competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Menâs Giant Slalom on October 26, 2014 in Soelden, Austria. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

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Olympic giant slalom champion Ted Ligety will miss this weekend’s World Cup races in Lake Louise, Alberta, following wrist surgery last Saturday.

Ligety will miss a downhill Saturday and a super-G Sunday, though he doesn’t normally race downhills anyway.

Ligety is focused on returning for next weekend’s races in Beaver Creek, Colo., U.S. head coach Sasha Rearick said.

The Beaver Creek races include a downhill Dec. 5, super-G on Dec. 6 and a giant slalom on Dec. 7.

Ligety was to be fitted with a splint to wear while skiing and expected to return to skiing in training last Monday, according to his social media.

Ligety got off to a slow start this season, finishing 10th in a giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, on Oct. 26. He had won in Soelden the previous three years. Ligety then finished 18th in a slalom in Levi, Finland, on Nov. 16.

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