VONN WITH BACK INJURY

VONN WITH BACK INJURY

Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G in extreme pain and was treated by race doctors for a back injury on Saturday. The American star crossed the finish line in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow.

 

Vonn's tentative run after jarring her back early on placed her 24th, trailing 1.56 seconds behind the surprise winner, Jasmine Flury of Switzerland. The race was shortened due to strong winds higher up the mountain.

 

Vonn stayed in the finish house to be treated, and one hour later limped slowly into a waiting car to be driven from the St. Moritz course. Minutes earlier, her father Alan Kildow told The Associated Press his daughter was "OK." Vonn did not speak with media or fans before getting into the car, and wore the hood of a United States team jacket up to shield her face from television cameras tracking her. An update on her injury was expected later Saturday on her social media accounts.

 

Vonn later tweeted she had an acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction and got compressed on the 6th gate where her back seized up.

 

Source: www.wpxi.com

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