Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash – The Denver Post

By Andrew Dampf, The Associated Press 

CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn avoided more serious injury when she fell and crashed into the safety netting during a World Cup downhill training session Friday.

The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, lost control after getting too much air at a tricky left turn on the upper portion of the Olympia delle Tofane course.

After pausing to collect herself, Vonn skied down to the finish area.

“I just caught a lot of air off this jump between the turns and I landed and hit another bump and just went in the fences in a little bit,” Vonn said. “But I’m fine.”

Vonn added that her right arm — the same one she broke in a training crash in Copper Mountain, Colorado, in November — “might be a little sore tomorrow.”

A downhill race is scheduled for Saturday, followed by a super-G on Sunday.

Source: Lindsey Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash – The Denver Post

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