Lindsey Vonn injured in crash at Copper Mountain
FRISCO, Colo. — Lindsey Vonn was injured during a crash while training at Copper Mountain Tuesday morning, according to reports.
Citing a U.S. Ski Team representative as its source, SkiRacking.com was among the first to report the crash, saying the four-time overall Olympic champion, who spent the summer rehabbing an injured knee in Vail, was scheduled to undergo an MRI.
There was no initial report about what caused the wreck.
But there were reports Vonn intended to compete in the World Cup event at Beaver Creek. That competition begins in 10 days.
Vonn, who tore both her ACL and MCL at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Austria this past February, was planning on returning to competition at the World Cup next week in Beaver Creek.
The World Cup was expected to serve as a tune up for Vonn’s return to the 2014 Winter Olympics, which will take place in Sochi, Russia in February.