Schild Pulls Out Of Slalom After Training Crash

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ARE, Sweden (AP) - World Cup slalom champion Marlies Schild has withdrawn from Thursday's race in Are after she was injured during a crash in training.

Schild hurt her right knee and her back and returned to Austria to have the knee checked in a hospital in Innsbruck.

Schild says in statement released by the Austrian ski federation: "I caught a bump and landed on my back, while the ski hurt my knee when I rolled over."

Schild, also the slalom world champion, is sixth in the World Cup slalom standings.

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