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Vail’s Vonn falls in training

AP PhotoLindsey Vonn, of the United States, is flanked by her husband Thomas Vonn following training for an alpine ski, Women's World Cup downhill race, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Thursday

VAIL, Colorado ” World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn of Vail, Colorado fell during downhill training Thursday but will be fine to compete in Friday’s race.

“She lost a ski and went off-course and banged her back a little bit. But she’s OK. She’s going to be fine for tomorrow,” team spokesman Doug Haney said.

Vonn is already skiing with a protective splint on her hand after cutting her right thumb on a broken champagne bottle.

Haney said Thursday’s fall did not aggravate that injury.

“She didn’t hit that at all. She’s got a little bruise but she’ll be fine,” Haney said.

The 24-year-old American will compete in downhill and super-G races at the Bansko ski resort. She leads Germany’s Maria Riesch and third-placed Anja Paerson of Sweden in the overall standings.

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