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Feuz out for the season with knee injury

PARIS (AFP) –

Beat Feuz

Swiss ski star Beat Feuz, seen here in March 2012, will miss the rest of the 2012/2013 season as he has not fully recovered from a knee operation that he had in the spring, the Swiss Ski Federation

Swiss ski star Beat Feuz will miss the rest of the 2012/2013 season as he has not fully recovered from a knee operation that he had in the spring, the Swiss Ski Federation announced on Wednesday.

Runner-up to Marcel Hirscher of Austria in the overall World Cup standings last season, the 25-year-old from Berne did not take part in the season opener at Soelden in Austria.

A federation statement said that Feuz still had painful inflammation in his left knee following the operation which he had in the spring. He returned to training in the summer, but had a bad crash while skiing in Argentina in August.

Feuz was also second in the downhill World Cup rankings last season behind Klaus Kroell and was considered among the favourites for the World Cup crystal globe this year.

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