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Video: Lindsey Vonn crashes during training

Video: Lindsey Vonn crashes during training

  • Nov 8, 2013; Vail, CO, USA; Lindsey Vonn (USA) speaks at a press conference following team training at Vail. Mandatory Credit: Paul Bussi-USA TODAY Sports
  • Photo of Lindsey Vonn being helped off the mountain after an apparent injury to her knee. (CREDIT: Maris Van Slyke)
    

COPPER MOUNTAIN - Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday during a training run at Copper Mountain and injured a knee, the U.S. ski team has confirmed. 

Vonn was taken to a Vail facility for an MRI, Skiracing.com reported. Vonn was trying to return for the World Cup races Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at Beaver Creek.

U.S. ski team spokesman Tom Kelly confirmed Vonn's crash to 9NEWS and said she is being evaluated. He added they would have an update "once we know more."

Vonn was training at the team's speed center at Copper Mountain.

Vonn's publicist, Lewis Kay, stated in an email that Vonn was not admitted to a hospital but is "currently being evaluated by Dr. [William] Sterett back in Vail. We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours."

Sterett performed surgery on Vonn in February after her crash at the world championships.

Kelly on Tuesday told The Associated Press: "We have no reason to believe it's anything significant right now." He said he was not sure which knee she injured.

Vonn is coming back from knee surgery after injuring her right knee in a crash Feb. 5 racing in the super-G world championships. During the crash Vonn injured her anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament and fractured her tibial plateau. 

She underwent surgery Feb. 10 in Vail and had set the 2014 Sochi Games as a target to defend her Olympic downhill title.

Vonn, who lives in Vail, has been training in Colorado, and Sunday night was at the Denver Broncos' game against Kansas City with her boyfriend, Tiger Woods.

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