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Daron Rahlves injured; dislocates hip on slopes

Truckee’s Daron Rahlves, the world champion in the super giant slalom, dislocated his hip Tuesday a few days before he was scheduled to race in the U.S. Ski Championships at Squaw Valley USA.

Tina Chumas, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Ski Team, said Rahlves was injured while free skiing at Squaw Valley Ski Resort. Chumas said she did not have any details about the accident.

Rahlves, who lives in Truckee, was resting comfortably at Tahoe Forest Hospital and was expected to be released Wednesday after an overnight stay, hospital spokeswoman Teri Smith said.

Katja Dahl, spokeswoman for Squaw Valley, said she didn’t know any of the details as to how the accident occurred, only that Rahlves was skiing with friends.

Smith said Rahlves could be back on the slopes in about two months.

The U.S. Championships start Thursday.

It has been a tough few months for Rahlves, who won his Super G title a year ago in Austria and was expected to be a medal contender at the Salt Lake City Games. But he finished eighth in the Super G and 16th in the downhill at the Winter Olympics.

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