Bode Miller says he tweaked his left knee during 1st run of giant slalom, unsure about slalom

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United States' Bode Miller passes a gate in the first run of the men's giant slalom at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Bode Miller tweaked his surgically repaired left knee during the first run of Wednesday's Olympic giant slalom and said he's not sure whether he'll enter the slalom.

Miller was 26th in the opening GS leg, finishing in 1 minute, 23.64 seconds, more than 2½ seconds slower than leader Ted Ligety.

The men's slalom is scheduled for Saturday, the last Alpine event of the Sochi Games.

Miller owns a U.S.-record six Olympic Alpine medals, including a bronze in the super-G last weekend that made him, at 36, the oldest ski racer to win a Winter Games medal. He said Wednesday that his knee bothered him after that race, and it's been swollen during these Olympics.

He missed all of last season while coming back from a knee operation.

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