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Austrian skier Christoph Gruber injured, out of the Olympics

January 19, 2010 | 11:44 am

Austrian skier Christoph Gruber will miss next month's Vancouver Winter Olympics after injuring his left knee while warming up for a World Cup downhill in Wengen, Austria, on Saturday.

Gruber tore ligaments while crashing before the race on the Lauberhorn course.

The Austrian ski federation said Tuesday that Gruber has been ruled out for the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old Gruber has won five World Cup races, including a super-G on the Olympic course in Whistler Mountain two years ago.

-- Houston Mitchell