US skier Mancuso will undergo season-ending hip surgery

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) American skier Julia Mancuso will have season-ending hip surgery Wednesday in Vail, Colorado.

The four-time Olympic medalist hopes to be back in March for some freeskiing. She’s taking a conservative approach in her recovery because, ”if I were to try to push through, get more treatments and try to ski this season, I would just be setting myself back toward the real goal.” And the real goal, she said, is being healthy for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

U.S. Ski Team medical director Kyle Wilkens said they tried different treatment options, but ”unfortunately those efforts were not successful.”

Lindsey Vonn has been sidelined with a broken ankle, but plans to compete in a World Cup giant slalom race in Aspen, Colorado, at the end of the month.