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Lindsey Vonn’s season over after fall in Super G

Lindsey Vonn’s season, and perhaps her Olympic career, came to a crashing halt Tuesday at the World Alpine Championships in Schladming, Austria when the world’s best speed skier tore the anterior and medial ligaments in her right knee and broke her a bone in her lower leg after falling at the end of a jump in the Super G.

It was the latest in a series of painful mishaps in global competitions for the 28-year-old Vonn, who was favored to win two medals at the biennial event. And while the US Ski Team’s news release stated that Vonn still is expected to compete in next season’s World Cup, which begins in October, and in the Sochi Games that begin a year from Thursday, she has to consider whether it’s worth undergoing what likely will be between 6-8 arduous months of post-surgical rehabilitation.

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