August 26, 2009
John F. Russell/File photo
American Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane trains in Steamboat Springs last winter. Spillane, who is one of the favorites to make the U.S. Olympic Team in 2010, is back home in Steamboat Springs recovering from what he calls minor knee surgery to repair his meniscus.
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Johnny Spillane spent the latter part of his summer recovering from knee surgery, and the U.S. Nordic combined skier and Steamboat Springs resident appears to be quickly regaining his form. Spillane collected two top-10 finishes at the second World Cup stop of the season last weekend in Lillehammer, Norway.
Nordic combined's Johnny Spillane and Eric Camerota face hardships
U.S. Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane hoped to spend the final days of summer soaring off plastic-covered jumps in Norway. But after tearing his meniscus in July, it appears the three-time Olympian and 2003 World Champion instead will spend his time recovering from knee surgery.