Surgeon weighs in on Lindsey Vonn's ACL injury after super-G crash

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Minnesota native and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is expected to will miss the rest of the season after a crash during the world championships in Austria.

Four-time overall World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn tore ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in her right leg when she lost her balance while landing after a jump in the women's super-G.

Vonn will head home for surgery next week in Colorado. U.S. Ski Team physician William Sterett was with Vonn on the snow after the crash on Tuesday, then at a local hospital where she was airlifted.

Sterett tells The Associated Press that Vonn will be heading back to Colorado where she will have surgery early next week. He says Vonn has been released from the hospital and is "in good spirits."

Dr. Jonathan Cooper an orthopedic surgeon with Health Partners joined KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about these types of interviews and what Vonn can expect for recovery.

 

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