The 2014 Winter Olympics are only three months away and Team USA has already suffered a major setback. After finally recovering from ACL and MCL tears, Lindsey Vonn was getting herself ready for the Sochi Games during a training run at Colorado’s Copper Mountain when she fell and re-injured the knee. The extent of the injury is unknown, but her Olympic status is now in jeopardy.
Vonn was looking to make the miraculous comeback from the dreaded knee injury and defend her gold medal from the 2010 Vancouver Games, but now she may not get the chance. This fall and new injury comes just one week after Vonn declared herself 100% ready for the super-G at Sochi, but that was the first time she began training since the ACL and MCL tears.
Again, it’s unknown whether this new injury is serious, but the fact Vonn was taken off the hill on a sled is alarming, regardless of whether that’s standard procedure. Any aggravation to a newly-healed ACL tear is something not wished on any athlete, but especially one training for the Olympics that are less than 100 days away.