Olympic halfpipe champion I-Pod to have knee surgery

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 file photo, Switzerland's Iouri Podladtchikov competes in the men's snowboard halfpipe final at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. Podladtchikov will have surgery for a serious knee injury sustained at the snowboard world championships. The Swiss ski federation says Podladtchikov tore the ACL in his right knee during his silver medal performance on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Sierra Nevada, Spain. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov will have surgery after sustaining a serious knee injury at the snowboard world championships

GENEVA — Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov will have surgery after sustaining a serious knee injury at the snowboard world championships.

The Swiss ski federation said Tuesday that Podladtchikov tore the ACL in his right knee during his silver medal-winning performance on Saturday in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

The 28-year-old snowboarder, known as I-Pod, will have the operation on Thursday in St. Moritz.

Podladtchikov should return in time to defend his Olympic title next year in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Swiss team said in a statement.

The Russia-born Podladtchikov took gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics when two-time defending champion Shaun White of the United States was fourth.

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