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Alpine Skiing: Crocked Worley undergoes surgery

France's Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, underwent successful surgery on a knee injury on Thursday. The operation on a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee took place at a private hospital in Lyon. Worley, who suffered the injury during a World Cup slalom race at Courchevel in December, will miss next month's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The 24-year-old is expected to be out for between six and eight months. fjt/but/as/ps

Alpine skiing: Fall rules Worley out of Winter Olympics

France's Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics next February after a fall during the World Cup slalom race at Courchevel on Tuesday. The 24-year-old suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, French Ski Federation (FFS) national technical director Fabien Saguez said. "She won't comment this evening, but tomorrow (Wednesday), after meeting in Lyon with the surgeon who will carry out the operation. There is also a small outer meniscus wound.

Alpine skiing: Fall rules Worley out of Winter Olympics

French skier Tessa Worley, the reigning world giant slalom champion, has been ruled out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi after a fall during the first run in the World Cup slalom race at Courchevel on Tuesday. Worley suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, French Ski Federation (FFS) national technical director Fabien Saguez said. The 24-year-old world champion won the women's World Cup giant slalom at St-Moritz on Sunday for her eighth career victory.

World champion Worley injured

COURCHEVEL, France (Reuters) - Giant slalom world champion Tessa Worley was sent to hospital for checks after she crashed in the first leg of a women's World Cup slalom in Courchevel on Tuesday. The Frenchwoman, 24, stayed on the side of the piste for 20 minutes, apparently suffering from her right knee, before being carried away from the course on a stretcher. A French team spokesman said Worley, winner of a giant slalom in St Moritz at the weekend, was headed to a hospital in Lyon for checks on the extent of the injury.

Alpine skiing: France's Tessa Worley wins women's world giant slalom lp13/phz

URGENT ¥¥¥ Alpine skiing: Worley wins women's world giant slalom

France's Tessa Worley won the women's giant slalom at the World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, on Thursday. Worley timed an aggregate of 2min 08.06sec over two runs, finishing 1.12sec ahead of 2011 champion Tina Maze of Slovenia. Austrian Anna Fenninger took bronze at 1.18sec. lp13/phz

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday Feb 18

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