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Injury may inhibit World Cup skier

OSLO (AP) -- Defending overall World Cup champion Aksel Lund Svindal is still having problems with his bruised leg and may be forced to skip his next race.

Svindal was injured during training in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, earlier this month. He entered the opening race of the season in Soelden, Austria, last weekend but the pain forced him to ski off course in his second giant slalom run.

Svindal wrote on his blog late Thursday that he was staying in Oslo for a few days to have the leg checked and that he will "probably" be out for "a couple of weeks." That would make it tough for him to return in time for the next race on the World Cup calendar, a slalom in Levi, Finland, on Nov. 15.

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