U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn is done for the year after tearing her ACL and MCL during a women’s super-G race at the world championship. The recently-divorced Vonn had to be airlifted to a local hospital and her team’s medical director, Kyle Wilkens, said she also fractured her shinbone, which means she’ll be hard pressed to get healthy in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Of course, the vast majority of American sports fans–young to middle-aged men–are way more upset that she won’t be in the news much, if at all, between now and then.
In addition to being a four-time overall World Cup champion, Vonn has also posed in Sports Illustrated‘s Swimsuit Edition, so it’s no secret that she’s good-looking. She’s been injured in six straight major championships now, but has still accomplished quite a bit in her unique career while still keeping a nice figure.
Of course, this news isn’t nearly as big as the recent rumors that Vonn is dating golfer Tiger Woods (sad, we know). Curse you, Tiger! Vonn’s divorce wasn’t even final yet before you swooped in!
Now that Vonn will be laid up for a while, maybe Woods will prowl elsewhere for his women. Maybe Vonn will do a swimsuit shoot in her cast in the meantime. Then these injuries would be totally worth it–for us, anyway. In all seriousness, Lindsey, we hope you get better soon so you can represent our country at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Here’s to your next appearance in the Swimsuit Edition, too!