Charles Robinson of Yahoo is reporting that Vonn has suffered ACL & MCL tears to her right knee as a result of her crash earlier today in a Super-G event. Lindsay Vonn Airlifted From Slope After This Terrible Crash
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
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 5, 2013
The 2014 Olympics are almost exactly a year away (they’re being held in Sochi, Russia), and the knee injuries could jeopardize Vonn’s request to compete in the Downhill (she won Gold in 2010) and Super-G (Bronze in 2010).
Update: From The US Ski Team
SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 5) – Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) crashed during the opening day super G at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. Vonn had posted the fastest first interval and was having a strong run when she went down off a jump midway down the course. She was immediately attended to by race medical officials and transported by helicopter, as is standard protocol, to a nearby hospital where she was evaluated and released. According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Vonn suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee and a lateral tibial plateau fracture. She will be out for the remainder of this season but is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.