March 05, 2015

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec (AP) Canadian skier Erik Guay will remain sidelined for the World Cup season because of knee surgeries and will focus on making a full recovery for next season.

The three-time Olympian had two left knee surgeries last year and hasn't raced this season.

Guay says in a statement Thursday that ''despite best efforts on and off snow this season, my knee is giving me signals that it's not quite ready for an intense return to World Cup level of competition this current season.''

The 33-year-old skier had surgery to replace cartilage and bone last June after arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in March.

Guay won the world downhill championship in 2011 after claiming the World Cup overall title in super-G in 2010.

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