Off the wire
Posted: February 6, 2013 at 4:06 a.m.
SKIING Vonn injured, out American Lindsey Vonn tore two ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in her lower leg in Schladming, Austria, on Tuesday. The cascading fall down the slope during the super-G at the world championships knocked out the four-time World Cup champion for the rest of the season. The U.S. team said in a statement it expects her back for the next World Cup season and the 2014 Olympics, which start a year from this week in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The accident came after Vonn was lifted into the air off a jump in the opening race at the championships. As she hit the ground, her right leg gave way and she spun down face first, throwing an arm out to protect herself. She ended up on her back as she smashed through a gate.
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