This week’s season-ending World Cup finals will be missed by Olympic Champion Bode Miller, who has chosen to take care of an old ankle injury, the U.S. team said on Tuesday.
“My ankle is still bothering me so I’m going to stay home and get treatment,” Miller said in a statement issued by the U.S. ski team.
“My goal at the beginning of the season was to get ready for the Olympics and to win races in February.
“I just focused on that and I did that. I feel like I accomplished everything I wanted to this season so it’s nice to just be able to relax,” he said.
The ankle injury was apparently sustained earlier in the season during a volleyball match at .
“The team totally supports his decision,” said Haney, adding that doctors could not so how long it would take for Miller to make a full recovery.
Miller won had gold, silver and bronze in Vancouver, was not in contention for a season title.
(additional reporting by Brian Homewood)