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Croatian's knee likely OK for Vancouver

Updated: December 13, 2009, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

BASEL, Switzerland -- Former slalom world champion Ivica Kostelic of Croatia is expected to compete at the Winter Olympics after having the sixth knee operation of his career.

Croatia's ski federation said in a statement that Kostelic had surgery on Sunday to repair the meniscus on his right knee and that his ligaments were unaffected. The 30-year-old will return to Croatia on Monday.

The federation said that he is likely to begin training early next month ahead of the Feb. 12 start ...

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