Ted LigetyOlympic champion Ted Ligety suffered an injury to his left wrist while training at Vail’s Golden Peak. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Ligety suffered a left wrist carpal dislocation. 

He underwent surgery with U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Randy Viola at the Vail Valley Medical Center Saturday afternoon. Doctors anticipate he should be back skiing shortly. He will be fitted with a special splint to wear while skiing. 

There was no determination yet as to whether it will impact his participation in the Audi FIS Ski World Cups in Lake Louise or Beaver Creek. He has been scheduled to ski in the super G at Lake Louise Nov 30 before the tour heads to the Audi Birds of Prey Race Week in Beaver Creek.

Photo: Olympic champion Ted Ligety recovering from wrist injury.