Posted November 20, 2013

Lindsey Vonn partially tore ACL in training crash

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Lindsey Vonn is the only American woman to win the gold in the Olympic downhill event. (Stanko Gruden/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn is the only American woman to win the gold in the Olympic downhill event. (Stanko Gruden/Getty Images)

The injury Lindsey Vonn suffered during a training run Tuesday is in fact a partial ACL tear and a mild knee strain, Vonn’s publicist announced Wednesday.

The injury is to the same knee – her right – that Vonn injured last February. She had torn the ACL and MCL in that knee and fractured her tibia in a crash on Feb. 5 in Austria.

Her crash Tuesday happened during a practice run at Copper Mountain in Colorado while the Olympian was training for her first competition since blowing out her knee at the World Championships in February.

The publicist for the 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist issued the following statement on Wednesday:

“Lindsey sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall. She needs to rest for a few days and then will pursue aggressive physical therapy and will determine the next time she is able to compete after seeing how she responds to the treatment.”

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35 comments
BHCHUCK
BHCHUCK

Sleep with dogs, you get fleas. Just saying

Mark112
Mark112

That's what she gets for cheating on Tiger.

OwG
OwG

I guess she can forget about the olympics now....too bad i was really looking forward to seeing her race again this winter. 

Unforgiven_3
Unforgiven_3

Damn, she's gotten ugly! Maybe if she spent more time on training then hanging out with that LOSER boyfriend of hers she wouldn't be in this predicament.  

gregrnel
gregrnel

Why all the hate? You can hate Tiger, sure, but why her? How do you know they're not meant to be together? Anyway, Lindsey is 3rd on the list for all time World Cup victories, she makes a crap ton more money than any of you do and will go down as one of the greatest of all time in her sport. I wonder how many dbags posting here have come any where close to the level of accomplishment that Lidsey has? Zero…..

RickHendrick
RickHendrick

Lindsey Vonn is the golden goddess of brand manipulation, and she is already setting herself up for post-Olympic success. She knows that she is a long shot for a medal, so her best bet is to emerge from the games as a gritty sentimental favorite. Watch as she drags herself out on crutches for the closing ceremonies.

ElvisHitler
ElvisHitler

haha Great news. Karma for dating that scumbag Eldrick.

Woot
Woot

I hope that the losers posting on here understand how pathetic they are.  save your anti-tiger comments for stories about him and have a little sympathy for someone trying to come back from a major knee injury.  wanna pick on the survivors of the typhoon in the philippines too?

.cmp.
.cmp.

Wow, a real bunch of a-holes on here.  Hope it's not too serious of an injury and she's good to go for Sochi.

espnrefugee0218
espnrefugee0218

i just went to Copper ...great early season pow last sunday! 

Wisconsin Death Trip
Wisconsin Death Trip

It's fine.....Tiger will just send the Goodyear blimp over to pick her up........

JohnMatuszak
JohnMatuszak

Tiger stretched her out earlier in the day

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

You don't suppose she was texting Tiger at the time, do you?

kj4027
kj4027

@Unforgiven_3 Except for the "ugly" comment as you have a blank avatar. Post your picture so that we can judge your looks.

kj4027
kj4027

@Unforgiven_3 Unlike the other posters to your comment I happen to agree with your assessment. Every time these world class athletes get involved with another world class athlete someone's career goes downhill. Vonn was the absolute best at her sport and she's spending more time following Woods around than doing her training. You don't get to be the best ever downhill skier without putting in some serious hours. She is not doing that these days and it may have cost her with another injury.

CooL808
CooL808

Unforgiven-3 <------- can you say loser

gregrnel
gregrnel

@Unforgiven_3 Riiiight, you could handle her training and rehab regimen for about 10 seconds before you'd be crying for your mommy!

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

@gregrnel Yes, making more money than someone else is definitely a sign of superiority--in NO world anywhere.

Canuck
Canuck

@gregrnelBecause Lindsey used to seem like she had class, but then she hooked-up with that piece of s--- Tiger Woods, the most arrogant as----e on this entire planet.  You are who you associate with, and Lindsey has clearly shown the world who she is.

And please spare us the "they're meant to be together" crap.  Woods likes disposable women, and he'll toss Lindsey aside as soon as the next-hotter blonde takes off her bra and drops her panties for him.  Vonn clearly loves the limelight and celebrity notoriety, and we'll be seeing her alongside the Kardashians, Real Housewives and Honey Boo Boo on reality television soon.

Two peas in a very diseased pod.

kj4027
kj4027

@gregrnel Because they are clueless haters that have little or no idea about her accomplishments.

RickHendrick
RickHendrick

@Woot Let's see; Lindsey Vonn, typhoon survivors...yeah, that works. Good one Woot!

Unforgiven_3
Unforgiven_3

@kj4027 @Unforgiven_3 Ok the picture being shown is a good looking Vonn but, have you seen her lately? She's gained a lot of weight and definitely not in the shape she should be in. Maybe if she was to leave that loser boyfriend and start concentrating on herself more she'd get back in shape but, she's definitely put on the weight!