US skier Bode Miller will skip 2015-16 World Cup circuit

BY foxsports • October 15, 2015

Bode Miller says he will take a break from racing on the World Cup circuit this season to spend more time with his family, test out new ski equipment and help train a barn of horses he bought.

The six-time Olympic medalist isn't leaning toward retirement just yet, but did say Thursday that competing at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea was, ''really unlikely.''

The U.S. skier turned 38 earlier this week.

Fitness-wise, Miller said he ''feels excellent.'' He had surgery last November to fix a herniated disk in his back and didn't return until the world championships three months later in Beaver Creek, Colorado. He crashed during the super-G and severed his right hamstring tendon.

Miller skied in Europe and Chile over the summer and reported his hamstring injury ''seems to have no real impact on my ability to ski and my body feels great.''

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