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'Not career threatening'
Figure skater Tara Lipinski has surgery on right hip
Latest: Tuesday September 26, 2000 06:26 PM
Tara Lipinski was the youngest skater to win the Olympic, world and U.S. championships.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Olympic figure skating champion Tara Lipinski was recovering Tuesday after surgery on her right hip.
Family spokesman Michael Pagnotta said Lipinski, 18, suffered a "soft tissue" injury Friday in Simsbury, Conn., during rehearsals for the review "Stars On Ice."
She was brought to Florida, where she underwent surgery Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital. She is expected to be released this week and could resume skating in three weeks.
"The injury is not career threatening," Pagnotta said. He could give no further details of the injury or explain how it was sustained.
Lipinski, a Sugar Land, Texas, resident, won the gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. She was the youngest skater to win the Olympic, world and U.S. championships.
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