Lindsey Vonn Suffers Back Injury | Olympics At Risk

Lindsey Vonn Suffers Back Injury | Olympics At Risk

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Lindsey Vonn Suffers Back Injury | Olympics At Risk

Mar 13, 2017; Aspen, CO, USA; Lindsey Vonn of the United States during training for the women’s downhill alpine skiing race in the 2017 Audi FIS World Cup Finals at Aspen Mountain. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Lindsey Vonn suffered a back injury at a World Cup event in Switzerland on Saturday, forcing her to withdraw from Sunday’s events.

On Saturday, Vonn finished her super-G run in obvious pain, almost a full second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow.

Vonn later tweeted she had an “acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction. I got compressed on the 6th gate and my back seized up.”

The 33-year-old is attempting to become the most successful ski racer of all time. It is clear that Vonn has her eye set squarely on the 2018 Olympic games but it is unclear how bad her injury is or if she will be able to compete.

Vonn tweeted on Sunday, “I am extremely disappointed, but my biggest goal this season is the Olympics and I need to take care of myself now so I can be ready for next week, and more importantly, for February.”

Vonn’s injury comes just two days after she made a statement that she would not visit the Whitehouse with Trump as President.

 

 

 

 

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