Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 8/27/14
AP PHOTO Olympic champion skier, Lindsey Vonn had to be airlifted to the local hospital after she crashed in the mountains during super-G at the Alpine Ski World Championships in Austria on Tuesday. Vonn’s injuries are not life threatening but reports say she suffered a “complex knee injury.” One report says Vonn suffered both a torn MCL and ACL. A source told Yahoo! Sports that Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has suffered ACL & MCL tears to her right knee in a mountain crash today — Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 5, 2013   Recovery times for reconstructive knee surgeries vary greatly, but numerous ski racers with multiple ligament tears have returned to the slopes in less than a year — with unpredictable results. Following a lengthy fog delay, Vonn crashed midway through the super-G course. She came off a jump and caught the edge of her right ski and twisted her leg violently before going down. She lay on the course for 12 minutes before being airlifted. Vonn ...
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