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Svindal suffers Achilles injury


Svindal suffers Achilles injury


World downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal is likely to miss the entire Alpine skiing season after tearing his Achilles tendon in Austria.

The 31-year-old Norwegian was injured while playing football on Saturday, eight days before the World Cup season starts with a giant slalom in Soelden.

Svindal, who missed the entire 2007-08 season after breaking bones in his face during a training session, has won 11 medals at major championships and is a double World Cup overall champion.

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