Just days before Lindsey Vonn is slated to compete in her first event of the 2010 Winter Olympics. We just blogged that the skier revealed a shin injury she'd sustained Feb. 3 during a practice run in Austria, and warned she may not be able to race in Vancouver.
Here's a bit more news on the matter. Vonn said she will attempt a training run on Thursday. She refused x-rays, not wanting to know if her leg had fractured.
Vonn's injury brings back memories of her gnarly 2006 crash during a training run at the Turin Olympics. After a shocking brief hospital stay, Vonn was cleared to compete and finished a disappointing eighth.
Four years later, expectations are high for Vonn: she is competing in all five women's Alpine events and was the favorite to win gold in the downhill and super-G events. Stay tuned to see if Vonn's cheese-wrap treatment helps her get back on the slopes.
-- Jennifer L. Schwartz