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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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svizzy    

torn acl

540 days ago
17.

your not all that    

Sorry but at this point in his life after it was revealed he slept with at least 13 porn queens ONLY A GOLD DIGGER would let that pig put it in her.......JUST SAYIN.......not a respectable women out there that would have anything to do with one of the nastiest pigs in sporting history. So maybe its KARMA for being a GOLD DIGGER??

540 days ago
18.

sevans    

Long leg cast here we come. Those things suck. I was in one for six weeks for this injury and it sucked.

540 days ago
19.

bob     

It's too bad she crashed and got hurt and will be out of the world championships...I feel very bad for her. On the other hand, she won't be needing those bodyguards she hired to "protect" her from reporters and photogs at the event because she's dating Tiger Woods, which would have been totally unnecessary.

540 days ago
20.

VICKI    

I care. She's anawesome young athlete. I pray she heals perfectly. That had to feel awful.

540 days ago
21.

BECKER    

Bad Karma hanging out with Tiger Woods

540 days ago
22.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Oh...thought it was LILO! Thinking...why is she skiing?

540 days ago
23.

D    

Wow, hope she's ok and didn't hit her head.

540 days ago
24.

Dave    

She needs to retire; way past her prime. She's going to get even more seriously hurt or killed.

540 days ago
25.

LISA    

That was awful to watch, but I'm glad her neck is OK. I just found this update on Huffington Canada:


Austria's ski federation president said doctors told him that Vonn tore her cruciate and lateral ligaments. Peter Schroecksnadel added that this is "the only injury she has, nothing besides this."

540 days ago
26.

Momto4boys    

Pray she recovers fast. That's a nasty break. Most likely right above the boot is where she broke it. Sucks. When I worked at the ski resort here in California I saw that break more then once. It's awful!!! Even saw a guy die once cause he was being an idiot. Ski patrol had just warned him and his stupid buddies that they were gonna hurt someone or themselves. His next run he lost control and hit head on the snow blower and literally wrapped his body around the blower. He was dead instantly. He was written a ticket about his behavior when ski patrol stopped them prior to accident. There was blood everywhere. The medal parts that were all padded were exposed after he ht it cause it was such a huge hit. There was brain matter on the metal piece we learned later he was high, and he hit the blower Going so fast that the investigation said that it was like hitting a brick wall going 110 miles per hour. Sad.

540 days ago
27.

Aardvark    

a tibial plateau break is horrible - trust me - my brother had it

540 days ago
28.

Aardvark    

a tibial plateau break is bad - she will have hardware in her leg for sure - no more cruising thru security at the airport

540 days ago
29.

billybob    

Yo! She just sprained her ankle and these horny medics are stuck to her like to fly glue...disgusting!

540 days ago
30.

DaveT    

You know that's gotta hurt, nothing quite as painful as getting kicked in the shin, except slamming it into a bank of snow

540 days ago
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