U.S. Skier Lindsey Vonn Hospitalized After Super-G Crash

SCHLADMING, Austria (February 5, 2013)—U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G and was taken by helicopter to a hospital from the world championships after she evidently injured her right knee.

Vonn 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 a stop.

Vonn received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before going to the hospital.

Austria's ski federation president said doctors told him that Vonn tore her cruciate and lateral ligaments.

Peter Schroecksnadel said it was"the only injury she has, nothing besides this."

Vonn trailed race leader Tina Maze of Slovenia by 0.12 seconds shortly before the crash.

The race, which was postponed for 3 1/2 hours because of fog, restarted after a 15-minute delay.


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