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Lindsey Vonn

Airlifted to Hospital

After Skiing Accident

2/5/2013 7:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0205_lindsay_vonn_injured_GettyOlympic gold medal skier Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to a hospital in Austria today after a frightening crash during the Alpine World Championships in Schladming.

Vonn lost her balance after landing awkwardly from a jump ... losing her ski and skidding into a gate. Doctors evaluated Vonn for more than ten minutes on the slope before she was loaded on to a helicopter and flown to a nearby hospital.

According to reports, the doctor who examined Vonn says he believes she suffered a tibial plateau fracture -- also known as a break in the shinbone.

Doctors say Vonn also tore her ACL and MCL in her right knee in the crash -- and will require surgery. A rep for the U.S. Ski Team says the squad is hopeful Vonn will return for the 2013-14 season.

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beautifulMya    

First Who Cares

522 days ago
2.

theelephantintheroom    

*break

522 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Ohhhh I thought it was the other Lindsey.......

522 days ago
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HeeHeeNatalie    

"also known as a NREAK in the shin bone."

You mean ******BREAK

Get your posts edited before submitting them.

522 days ago
5.

Kelly    

It's a breaking news item, not a text to your mates. At least TRY to have SOMEONE read an item before posting it. Even the janitor may know how to spell or at least will offer "fresh eyes."

522 days ago
6.

Gretel    

Oh my God ! She suffered a NREAK? Those things are horrible!

522 days ago
7.

romba    

Career over, time to do porn.

522 days ago
8.

lord flashheart    

She is at least in good hands.

522 days ago
9.

Logan R    

If Tiger shows up I guess that will confirm or end that rumor.

522 days ago
10.

jmix    

Break caused by bone fatigue,too much kneeling in front of Tiger Woods..

522 days ago
11.

lynkel    

I.got excited. I thought it said Lindsay Lohan Airlifted after OD. What a let down. Hope this girl is ok

522 days ago
12.

Mali    

Stay away from Tim and Tiger Lindsey

522 days ago
13.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

This chick can't stay on a pair of ski's to save her life. Give it up already and try painting. I'd be nicer, but her pitiful whining makes me hate her.

522 days ago
14.

CorkiDeCat    

Ouch!

522 days ago
15.

MountainRosie    

clipped an edge. that totally sucks. heal up quickly and gracefully lindsey!

522 days ago
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