Lindsey Vonn contemplating retirement: 'There's only so much I can handle'

Vonn's list of injuries might be too much to overcome.
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Lindsey Vonn made her season debut on Friday, and now her career might be coming to an end. 

Vonn, 34, raced three times at Cortina in Italy over the weekend and finished no better than ninth, afterward telling reporters that all of the injuries in her career might be too much to overcome. 

"I've had four surgeries on my right knee. I've got no LCL [lateral collateral ligament] on my left knee. I've got two braces on," Vonn said Sunday, via ESPN. "There's only so much I can handle, and I might have reached my maximum."

A U.S. Ski Team spokesperson told ESPN that Vonn will take a few days to decide her future. 

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Vonn, who got her start at Buck Hill in Burnsville, has won 82 World Cup events, the most ever for a woman and just four fewer than men's record holder Ingemar Stenmark, of Sweden.

Vonn, however, is certainly done racing at Cortina. She posted to Instagram Sunday night saying goodbye the course she's won so many times at. 

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