Lindsey Vonn Messed Up Her Knee at the World Championships
Olympic gold medal skier LINDSEY VONN ripped up her knee yesterday after a bad landing at the Alpine World Championships in Austria. Vonn was treated on the slope for about 12 minutes, then airlifted to a nearby hospital. (Here's video of the crash and the ensuing airlift, and a picture.) (Sports Illustrated)
She suffered two torn ligaments, as well as a lateral tibial plateau fracture, which is a fracture at the top of the shin bone, where the knee socket is. A doctor for the U.S. ski team says Lindsey will miss the remainder of this season, but she's expected to return in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics.