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Vonn May Not Compete In Vancouver Olympics

Posted on: February 10, 2010

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn, U.S. Women’s Ski Team member who has dominated the World Cup women’s ski tour, revealed her injury on Wednesday morning in Vancouver.  She has a severe shin injury run that she received a week ago in training.  A deep bruise on her right shin is her injury and she wasn’t able to walk for two days after the crash happened.  Lindsey has had fluid drained from the deep bruise, but it will still take a couple of weeks to completely heal. “It’s essentially a deep muscle bruise, so I have a contusion. So the muscle is bleeding and it’s really deep inside the muscle,” Vonn told TODAY’s Matt Lauer after arriving in Vancouver Tuesday.  The 25 year old is supposed to compete in next Wednesday’s downhill race in which she is a strong favorite to bring home the gold.  Although at this point Lindsey Vonn is very unsure of her future schedule. “I was hoping it would be better by now, and I wouldn’t have to talk about it,” the typically ebullient Vonn said Wednesday, when she appeared crestfallen and rather stone-faced at a U.S. ski team news conference. “That turned out to be wishful thinking.”  Vonn stated that this is by far the worst injury that she has ever had and hopes she can push through the challenge.

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