Andrew Weibrecht out Wednesday

Updated: December 27, 2010, 2:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BORMIO, Italy -- Olympic super-G bronze medalist Andrew Weibrecht will sit out Wednesday's downhill in Bormio after dislocating his left shoulder in training last week.

The American speed specialist is hoping he'll miss only one race, then return for the World Cup's next speed weekend in mid-January at Wengen, Switzerland.

After winning a surprise medal at the Vancouver Games, Weibrecht had surgery on his right shoulder last spring, and also had a ligament in his left ankle fixed.

Weibrecht has not scored a point this season, failing to finish in the top 30 in his opening five races.

In Vancouver, Weibrecht placed behind Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway and teammate Bode Miller in the super-G.


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