Vonn crashes dur­ing train­ing run; in­jury not be­lieved se­ri­ous

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

DEN­VER | Reign­ing Olympic down­hill cham­pion Lind­sey Vonn has crashed while train­ing ahead of her re­turn to rac­ing fol­low­ing ma­jor knee surgery.

U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly says Tues­day that Vonn is be­ing eval­u­ated at a hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing taken off the slope at Cop­per Moun­tain, Colo., on a sled.

Kelly says he is not sure whether Vonn hurt her sur­gi­cally re­paired right knee. He adds: “We have no rea­son to be­lieve it’s any­thing sig­nif­i­cant right now.”

The four-time over­all World Cup cham­pion tore her ACL and MCL in a crash at the world cham­pi­onships in Fe­bru­ary. She has been aim­ing to re­turn to World Cup com­pe­ti­tion next week in Beaver Creek, Colo. The Sochi Games are in Fe­bru­ary.

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