Shin Injury Potentially Sidelines Lindsey Vonn


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