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Lindsey Vonn has Been Airlifted to the Hospital after a Skiing Accident

The American skiing star Lindsey Vonn crashed during the super-G race at the world championships Tuesday and was evacuated by helicopter off the course to a hospital. After fog delayed the race for more than three hours, Vonn was leading in the top split of the race. She crashed after launching off a jump midway down the track. She was catapulted about 500 feet down the course and became unbalanced off the jump. When she landed, she caught an odd angle with her right leg.

Her serviceman Heinz Hammerle said he believed Vonn sustained an injury to her right knee.  We obviously don’t know the extent of the injury at the moment but let’s hope the skiing sensation is alright.   We’ll update you with more information once we have it.

Let’s hope that Vonn is OK.   Picture via

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