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Didier Defago out for season

Updated: September 15, 2010, 2:58 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Olympic downhill skiing champion Didier Defago is expected to miss the entire Alpine season after injuring his left knee in training.

The Swiss ski federation said an MRI exam showed Defago had torn his ACL. He will undergo surgery in Geneva on Saturday.

Team doctor Hans Spring said the diagnosis likely rules out Defago for the season. The World Cup season runs October through March, and the biennial world championships is held next February in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

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