Skier Vonn’s season is ended by injury

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn has claimed nine World Cup victories this season

Alpine skiing World Cup leader Lindsey Vonn will miss the rest of the season after fracturing her leg.

The American, 31, suffered the injury on Saturday while competing in Andorra.

Vonn continued to race in a knee brace the following day, setting the fastest time in the super-G leg and finishing 13th in the combined event to extended her overall lead to 28 points.

But scans have revealed she suffered three fractures to her tibial plateau, meaning she can no longer compete.

Four-time World Cup champion Vonn said in a statement: “Because I am currently leading the overall World Cup standings, this is one of the toughest decisions of my career.”

“Further damage to any of the fragments could result in a serious surgery that would risk my future in ski racing.

“With the World Championships in St Moritz next year and the Winter Olympics in South Korea the following year, I cannot take that risk.”


Vonn tweeted about her injury on Sunday

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