Mar 18, 2012; Schladming, AUSTRIA; Lindsey Vonn (USA) celebrates on the podium with her overall championship trophy at the FIS World Cup in Schladming. Mandatory Credit: Mitchell Gunn-USA TODAY Sports

Lindsey Vonn knee injury: Partial ACL tear suffered in training accident


United States skier Lindsey Vonn was ready to make her return to competition for the first time since recovering from a torn ACL in one week, but that return is once again delayed thanks to another training crash at Copper Mountain in Colorado.

Vonn suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee and fractured her tibia during a crash back in February, and the latest injury is to the same knee.

According to Vonn’s publicist, the Olympic hopeful suffered a partially torn ACL and mild knee strain in Tuesday’s crash.

The following statement was issued, via Sports Illustrated:

“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.”

Vonn will obviously not be returning to competition next week as she had initially planned, but now her availability for the 2014 Sochi Olympics is also in question.

As Vonn’s publicist stated, we should know more in the coming weeks.

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