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Olympic champion skier, Lindsey Vonn had to be airlifted to the local hospital after she crashed in the mountains during super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Austria on Tuesday.
Vonn’s injuries are not life threatening but reports say she suffered a “complex knee injury.” One report says Vonn suffered both a torn MCL and ACL.
A source told Yahoo! Sports that Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has suffered ACL & MCL tears to her right knee in a mountain crash today
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Recovery times for reconstructive knee surgeries vary greatly, but numerous ski racers with multiple ligament tears have returned to the slopes in less than a year — with unpredictable results.
Following a lengthy fog delay, Vonn crashed midway through the super-G course. She came off a jump and caught the edge of her right ski and twisted her leg violently before going down. She lay on the course for 12 minutes before being airlifted.
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Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery in Colorado next week after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in a crash at the world championships.
U.S. Ski Team physician William Sterett was with Vonn on the snow after the crash on Tuesday, then at a Schladming hospital where she was airlifted to.
"She'll be heading back to Vail and...
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) --Lindsey Vonn was taken to a hospital by helicopter Tuesday after crashing and apparently hurting her right knee in the super-G race at the world ski championships.
Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion, lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid off course and hit a gate before coming to...
SCHLADMING, Austria — All it took was a moment. Lindsey Vonn landed hard and tumbled face first with a piercing shriek.
Just like that, her season was done. The star American skier was on the ground with two ligaments in her right knee torn, a bone in her lower leg broken.
The cascading fall down the slope during the super-G at the world championships Tuesday knocked out the four...
In very scary news out of the women’s super-G on the opening day of the alpine skiing world championships on Tuesday, American Lindsey Vonn suffered a very serious crash when she went over the handle bars and took out a panel along the side of the course.
A helicopter had to be summoned to air-lift the four-times overall World Cup champion to hospital.
Lindsey Vonn has been airlifted...
World famous women's skiing champion Lindsey Vonn was airlifted today following a huge crash during the Alpine Skiing World Championships. It's not clear what the extent of her injuries are yet, but the crash which you can watch below looked pretty rough.
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With Lindsey Vonn injured and Bode Miller already out for the season, it's Ted Ligety's turn to lead the US ski team.
A day after Vonn's season-ending crash at the world championships, Ligety showed off his rapidly improving speed skills to win the first super-G of his career in the marquee event of the season.
The timing was not lost on the Park City, Utah, native...
Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G and has been taken by
helicopter to a hospital from the world championships after
apparently injuring her right knee.
Lindsey Vonn crashed during the first day of the World Championships in Schladming, Austria and had to be airlifted from the race hill by a medical helicopter.
Vonn was treated by medical personal for about 12 minutes on the snow covered course before she was hoisted into the rescue chopper.
The crash occurred after Vonn's Super-G run was delayed three hours by heavy fog....
With attention on her personal life intensifying, Lindsey Vonn will be surrounded by bodyguards at the Alpine skiing world championships.
An average of 30,000 fans per race are expected in this small Alpine village during the 13-day championships, which start Tuesday with the women's super-G and end Feb. 17.
''There's going to be an incredible amount of people here...
Schladming, Austria -- Lindsey Vonn suffered a severe crash today at the World Alpine Skiing Championships. She is waiting for a medical airlift according to the BBC.
The crash happened shortly...
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Recently we have been reporting about whether or not World Championship skier Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are an item.
Today the reporting is not so cute or funny. In the video courtesy of Cosby Sweaters, Vonn had to be airlifted for treatment after suffering a very scary crash during the super-G on the opening day of the Alpine Skiing World Championships on Tuesday.
About the last thing on the mind of Lindsey Vonn right now is her supposed relationship with Tiger Woods and how to handle it with the media. She has real problems now. Vonn was airlifted to safety during a crash that caused major damage to her right knee at the Super G World Championships. She was taken to a hospital by helicopter.
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