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Lindsey Vonn

Airlifted to Hospital

After Skiing Accident

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

Story developing?? so??? Duh TMZ she has a torn ligament no fracture...why don't you update instead of all the drama!! Plus that Doctor shouldn't be practicing if he can't tell the difference of a ligament and bone fracture!!

624 days ago
32.

DaveT    

Babes on skis are hot the way they move and shake their hips and butts

623 days ago
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svizzy    

hope she recovers. don't like to say it but the chance that she's ready for the olympics is below 50%. all three injuries are bad and two of them are possible career ender(acl, tibia plateau). in this sport it takes a lot more time to recover from these kind of injuries because the stress on the knee is much bigger than in every other sport.
we to close to te olympics. i don't think it is possible in that time.

623 days ago
34.

gigi    

I had the exact same injury. I hope she recovers. My knee has never been the same.

623 days ago
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Obiora    

Tiger has all the right in this world to do what ever he wants with his plane, but unfortunately the picture shown is not tiger woods plane. The features of his plane is not the same with your make believe sorry.

620 days ago
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