Schild pulls out of slalom after training crash

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Austria\'s Marlies Schild speeds down the course on her way to take fifth place during an alpine ski, women\'s World Cup giant slalom, in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)


ARE, Sweden (AP) — World Cup slalom champion Marlies Schild has withdrawn from Thursday's race in Are after she was injured during a crash in training.

Schild hurt her right knee and her back and returned to Austria to have the knee checked in a hospital in Innsbruck.

Schild says in statement released by the Austrian ski federation: "I caught a bump and landed on my back, while the ski hurt my knee when I rolled over."

Schild, also the slalom world champion, is sixth in the World Cup slalom standings.