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France figure skater Joubert undergoes surgery

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Former world champion figure skater Brian Joubert of France has undergone surgery after injuring his right foot during training.

Surgery to repair a ligament in Joubert's foot was successful, the French Federation for Ice Sports said Friday.

Joubert, who will miss next week's Grand Prix final, landed awkwardly after attempting a triple lutz and sustained a deep cut to his right foot on Wednesday.

He hopes to return at the French championships Dec. 18-20. Joubert has said that his main goal this season is the gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics next year.

The 25-year-old Joubert won the Grand Prix in 2006 and was world champion in 2007. He is also a three-time European champion.

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