Created on Wednesday, 16 January 2013 Written by PAT GRAHAM,AP Sports Writer
Bode Miller will skip the rest of the World Cup season to rest his surgically repaired left knee.
The two-time overall champion had microfracture surgery nearly a year ago and has been taking a cautious approach to recovery, not wanting any sort of setback with the Sochi Games just a year away.
And while the 35-year-old has missed some races, he hasn't sat out a full season since his debut in 1997.
Miller called the decision "tough," but "easy for me when I look at my opportunity next year."
This has been a big year for Miller off the slopes. He married pro volleyball player Morgan Miller on Oct. 7, and the couple is expecting their first child. Miller has a 4-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.