Lindsey Vonn injures ankle in New Zealand training crash
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand — Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand.
The American skier, writing on Twitter, says “Unfortunately I crashed today and have a small fracture in my ankle. Headed home now but will keep u posted.”
It is the latest setback for Vonn, who returned from serious leg injuries to set the all-time women’s World Cup win record last season. She also won her seventh World Cup downhill title.
Vonn, who was in a second week in New Zealand for her first on-snow training ahead of the new season, did not say which ankle was damaged.
The 30-year-old Vonn has said she will continue racing through the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
David Lesh, the snowmobiler who became infamous over the summer for boasting about sledding in wilderness areas, crash landed his plane in the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday.