DENVER (AP) — Olympic champion Ted Ligety will skip the World Cup races in Lake Louise, Alberta, this weekend with his left wrist still on the mend.

The 30-year-old Ligety had surgery on his wrist after a training mishap in Vail, Colorado, last weekend.

The U.S. Ski Team remains hopeful that Ligety can return to competition in early December when the circuit switches to Beaver Creek, Colorado. The World Cup stop at Birds of Prey includes downhill, super-G and giant slalom races.

U.S. men's coach Sasha Rearick said that Ligety is "making good decisions to get himself ready for Beaver Creek. We're going to have high quality training for him to get up to speed so he can prep for and focus on Birds of Prey."

Ligety is a two-time Olympic champion.