December 12, 1997 in Sports

Comeback Delayed

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Picabo Street’s comeback from a severe knee injury will have to wait one more day.

Warm and wet weather canceled the women’s World Cup super-G scheduled for Thursday. After a brief snowfall Wednesday night, temperatures drifted above freezing, and rain caused the course to soften and melt.

That left Street, the top downhiller in the world between 1994 and 1996, waiting for today’s giant slalom.

Street tore knee ligaments in a crash in Vail, Colo., on Dec. 4, 1996, and missed the entire season after winning the 1996 world downhill championship and taking the World Cup season downhill title for two consecutive years.


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