Vonn avoids more serious injury in downhill training crash
AP Sports Writer
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy — Lindsey Vonn has avoided more serious injury after falling during World Cup downhill training.
The American, who returned this month from nearly a year out with knee and arm injuries, lost control on a tricky left turn on the upper portion of the Olympia delle Tofane course Friday and hit the safety netting.
After pausing to collect herself, Vonn skied down to the finish area.
Vonn says “I just caught a lot of air off this jump between the turns and I landed and hit another bump and just went in the fences in a little bit. But I’m fine.”
Vonn added that her right arm — the same one she broke in a training crash in Copper Mountain, Colorado, in November — “might be a little sore tomorrow.”