Top U.S. luge team out of German World Cup meet

Updated: January 3, 2006, 4:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Two-time Olympic doubles luge medalist Mark Grimmette has back spasms and will not race this weekend at a World Cup meet at Koenigssee, Germany.

He and U.S. teammate Brian Martin plan to resume their season the following weekend in Igls, Austria. The two won a bronze medal at the 1998 Winter Games and a silver in 2002.

Grimmette began feeling the spasms during the team's three-week holiday break, the team said. He will fly to Germany and rejoin the U.S. luge team ...

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