Lind­sey Vonn breaks arm in crash while train­ing in Colorado

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Lind­sey Vonn broke her arm dur­ing a crash in train­ing in Colorado and un­der­went surgery. The four-time over­all World Cup cham­pion has been bat­tered by in­juries in re­cent years and hopes to re­turn to ski­ing “as soon as pos­si­ble.”

She said on Face­book the wipe­out hap­pened on Cop­per Moun­tain on Thurs­day and she had surgery that night in Vail.

She posted X-ray pic­tures of her right arm on her so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

Vonn sus­tained three sig­nif­i­cant breaks near her knee joint dur­ing a su­per-G crash in An­dorra late last Fe­bru­ary. She tried to keep ski­ing, only to end her sea­son a few days later.

At the time, she was think­ing long term — to­ward the 2017 world cham­pi­onships in St. Moritz, Switzer­land, and the 2018 Win­ter Olympics in South Korea.

The 32-year-old Vonn has been steadily heal­ing and was ten­ta­tively hop­ing to be back for the World Cup races in Lake Louise, Al­berta, in early De­cem­ber. There’s no timetable for her re­turn af­ter her lat­est crash.

“While I am be­yond frus­trated by this lat­est set­back, at least my knees are OK and I will re­turn to the slopes as soon as pos­si­ble, as I al­ways do!” Vonn posted on Face­book.

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