Bode Miller likely won't race until February

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 13, 2012 19:01 hrs

Bode Miller likely won't start his season until February as part of his cautious return from left knee surgery. There's also a chance he might sit out the entire season.

U.S. Ski Team head coach Sasha Rearick tells The Associated Press that Miller is scheduled to fly to Europe in early January to begin training.

Rearick says: "Let's train first. Step by step. The first step is to get on the skis, then the race skis, then train. ... I would love to have him race as soon as possible, but let's look long-term. Let's look ahead to Sochi, let's look ahead to the (next) World Cup season."

Miller's knee bothered him last winter on an icy hill in Sochi during a test race for the 2014 Olympics.

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