Nov 19, 2013, 1:56 PM EDT
Lindsey Vonn crashed and will undergo an MRI on an injured knee in training at Copper Mountain, Colo., on Tuesday, according to Ski Racing magazine.
The report did not say which knee. She blew out her right knee in a crash at the World Championships in February and was expected to return for her first races since on Thanksgiving weekend in Beaver Creek.
The report said the U.S. Ski Team confirmed Vonn crashed and that she was getting checked out.
“No details yet. Yes she did crash and is being evaluated now,” the U.S. Ski Team said in an email.
The U.S. Ski Team said it won’t report more details until after the evaluation when asked if Vonn injured a knee in the crash, if so which knee it was and if she was getting an MRI as reported.
Vonn was being evaluated at a hospital after being taken off the slope on a sled, the Associated Press confirmed.
“We have no reason to believe it’s anything significant right now,” U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly said, according to the AP.
Vonn’s publicist, Lewis Kay, said this in an email:
“Lindsey crashed earlier this morning while training at Copper Mountain in Colorado. She was not admitted to the hospital and is currently being evaluated by [U.S. women’s ski team] Dr. [Bill] Sterett back in Vail. We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours.
We will provide updates when we know more and appreciate your patience.”
Junior skier Maris Van Slyke posted a photo of Vonn on Twitter and confirmed via replies to reporters that she saw Vonn limping and holding onto coaches’ shoulders. Van Slyke said on Twitter that Vonn wasn’t putting any weight on her right leg.
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