Lara Gut targets late 2017 races for comeback from knee injury

GENEVA -- Former overall World Cup champion Lara Gut has targeted races in North America to make her comeback from a serious knee injury at the world championships.

Gut posted a video on Instagram of herself skiing with the message: "I'm back on the snow."

She heads to Chile next week to train.

The 26-year-old Swiss star will skip a giant slalom in Austria next month. The Olympic downhill bronze medalist could return Nov. 25 at a giant slalom in Killington, Vermont. The first downhill is Dec. 1 in Lake Louise, Canada.

Gut ruptured her left ACL in February by crashing in slalom warm-ups for the combined medal event in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The injury ensured she lost her overall World Cup title to American rival Mikaela Shiffrin.