Canadian skier Erik Guay will miss 2018 Winter Olympics due to severe back pain

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Canadian skier Erik Guay will miss 2018 Winter Olympics due to severe back pain

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Guay, 36, hasn't participated in a competitive race since injuring his back Dec. 16 at Val Gardena, Italy. The three-time Olympian from Montreal revealed in early January that he had a ruptured disc in his back and would skip a couple of World Cups to return home to recover.

World champion skier Erik Guay's dream of an Olympic medal is over.

The Montreal native, one of Canada's top medal hopes in alpine skiing, announced Wednesday that he will miss the Winter Games that begin Feb. 9 in Preongchang due to a back injury.

The 36-year-old has yet to decide whether to retire this year or next, but has no plans on sticking around for the 2022 Games in Beijing.

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Date Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018, 03:50 pm

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