Bruised shin could limit train­ing: Vonn

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VAN­COU­VER (AP) — U.S. ski­ing star Lind­sey Vonn re­vealed Wed­nes­day she bruised her right shin while train­ing last week and might skip some prac­tice ses­sions at the Olympics but plans to race.

“I’m com­ing into th­ese Olympics a lot more un­sure than I was, um, a few weeks ago,” Vonn said in an in­ter­view with NBC’s “To­day” show that aired Wed­nes­day.

She said she got hurt in slalom train­ing dur­ing pre-Olympic work­outs in Aus­tria and hasn’t skied since.

“I at least want peo­ple to know what’s go­ing on and if I don’t per­form well, why that is,” Vonn said, “ but I can guar­an­tee you that I’m go­ing to do ev­ery­thing I can to be as ready as I can with this in­jury and still try to ski well.”

Vonn is the two-time reign­ing over­all World Cup cham­pion and con­sid­ered a mul­ti­ple-medal threat at the Van­cou­ver Olympics, which open Fri­day.

The first women’s Alpine race is the su­per-com­bined on Sun­day. The first of­fi­cial train­ing run for women is Thurs­day.

“Hope­fully this will not be a prob­lem for her,” U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly wrote in an email to The As­so­ci­ated Press.

The As­so­ci­ated Press

U.S. Alpine Skier Lind­sey Vonn an­swers ques­tions dur­ing a press con­fer­ence at the Van­cou­ver 2010 Olympics in Van­cou­ver, B.C., Wed­nes­day.

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