Lindsey Vonn injured in training crash

9:02 PM, Nov 19, 2013   |    comments
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COPPER MOUNTAIN, Col. - Lindsey Vonn crashed while training and will undergo an MRI on an injured knee.

U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly confirmed Tuesday that Vonn is being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo., on a sled.

Vonn's publicist released a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

"She was not admitted to the hospital and is currently being evaluated by Dr. Sterett back in Vail. We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours."

Kelly says he is not sure whether Vonn hurt her surgically repaired right knee or the left.

He adds: "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now."

The four-time overall World Cup champion tore her ACL and MCL in a crash at the world championships in February. She has been aiming to return to Word Cup competition next week in Beaver Creek, Colo.

The Sochi Games are in February.

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