Oh no! On Oct. 19, Lindsey hit Copper Mountain, Colo. to practice for the upcoming World Cup competition, when she crashed and had to be carried off the slope by sled.
Lindsey Vonn hasn’t competed since her tragic injury last February, and was set to race on Nov. 29 at the World Cup in Beaver Creek, Colo. However, HollywoodLife.com has learned that she injured her right knee again while training and partially tore her ACL!
Lindsey Vonn Injured During Practice
Lindsey was evaluated after another knee injury to her right knee, her rep, Lewis Kay told HollywoodLife.com.
She has just begun hitting the slopes again after blowing out her right knee in the February 2013 World Championships — tearing her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, as well as fracturing a tibial plateau.
Her publicist Lewis Kay told HollywoodLife.com: “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.”
Additionally, their spokesman Tom Kelly told the Associated Press she was taken off the slope on a sled and taken to the hospital.
“We have no reason to believe it’s anything significant right now,” he said.
The only photo taken of Lindsey on the day of the crash is one by 16-year-old Maris Van Slyke, who saw her and snapped a photo for Twitter — it has now gone viral.
The women’s downhill competition at the 2014 Olympics is set for February 12 in Sochi. Lindsey previously said that while she loves winning World Cup competitions, she’s really determined to win at this year’s Olympics.
HollywoodLife.com has reached out for comment.
– Emily Longeretta
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