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Ted Ligety expected back shortly after wrist injury (video)

Ted Ligety

Ted Ligety had four screws put into his hand in November (Ted Ligety’s social media)

Olympic giant slalom champion Ted Ligety injured his wrist hooking a gate in training and underwent surgery Saturday but is expected to return to skiing shortly, the U.S. Ski Team said.

Ligety’s next planned race is a super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta, next Sunday. He was to be fitted with a splint to wear while skiing. Ligety expected to return to skiing 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.

Teammate Bode Miller underwent back surgery last week and hopes to return in January.

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