Lindsey Vonn Airlifted To Hospital After Skiing Crash

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Feb. 5 2013, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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Champion skier Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a hospital after a horrific crash on the mountain at the super-G world championships on Tuesday, has learned.

The two-time Olympic medalist was racing on a mountain in Schladming, Austria when she crashed and after being examined by doctors on site was airlifted to a nearby hospital, according to Ski Racing Magazine.

Doctors apparently believe she may have a tibial plateau fracture, a break in the leg bone near her knee and shin.

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Lindsey blogged for the Denver Post prior to the race, expressing concern about the conditions of the snow and the course.

“None of our staff has been on the hill,” the skier wrote, since the snow on Sunday and Monday prevented skiers from practicing before the super-G race. “We don’t know what shape the hill is in. We don’t know anything about it.”

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Lindsey will undergo x-rays at the hospital to determine the extent of her injuries.




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