Vonn has partially torn ACL; Olympics in doubt


Minnesota's own Lindsey Vonn is injured again.

The Olympic skier crashed during a downhill training run at Copper Mountain in Colorado on Tuesday, SkiRacing.com reported. She was taken off the mountain on a sled, which is standard procedure, according to the report.

Vonn's publicist, Lewis Kay, said in an email to the Star Tribune that the crash resulted in a partially torn ligament in Vonn's surgically repaired knee. She also has "minor facial abrasions" and a bruised shoulder blade.

USA TODAY reports the partial tear is to her ACL.

Vonn tore her ACL and MCL and fractured her tibia in a crash at the World Championships in February. She was within two weeks of returning to professional competition.

The report says it's not clear how long the injuries will keep Vonn out, but she plans on resting for a few days before beginning "aggressive physical therapy."

The 2014 Sochi Olympics are just 78 days away. An article from E! Online notes that Vonn's No. 1 goal was to dominate at the Winter Olympics.

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