Knee woes force Canadian skier to retire

Canadian Ski Cross teammates, second place finisher Julia Murray (L) and first place winner Kelsey...

Canadian Ski Cross teammates, second place finisher Julia Murray (L) and first place winner Kelsey Serwa celebrate after the Women's Ski Cross Final at the FIS Freestyle World Championships in Park City, Utah last year. Murray announced her retirement Friday. (REUTERS)

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Canada's Julia Murray, who participated in the 2010 Olympics in ski cross and won a silver medal at the 2011 world championship, retired Friday because of health concerns.

Murray, 23, is recovering from her second major knee surgery in two years.

"I realize there is a lot more to life that involves my knee. I want to use it to its full potential for as long as possible," Murray said in a statement.

Murray, the daughter of former Crazy Canuck Dave Murray, won her silver medal despite skiing with a torn anterior cruciate ligament.


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