Lindsey Vonn Suffers 'Severely' Broken Arm in Ski Accident
By Tina Smithers Peckham
Lindsey Vonn has suffered yet another World Cup setback.
The Olympic gold medalist "severely" broke her right arm on Thursday in a skiing accident at Colorado's Copper Mountain. Vonn confirmed the injury in a Facebook post on Friday following surgery to repair the fracture in her humerus bone.
"Unfortunately, yesterday I crashed while training in Copper and severely fractured the humerus bone in my right arm," the three-time Olympian wrote. "I had successful surgery last night in Vail and everyone took great care of me."
With four World Cup championships and 76 wins under her belt, Vonn admitted her frustration at putting the current season on hold, though it is unknown when she will be able to return to the slopes.
"While I am beyond frustrated by this latest setback, at least my knees are ok and I will return to the slopes as soon as possible, as I always do! Thank you for the continued love and support, it means so much to me," she added.
The alpine ski racer, who split from Tiger Woods in May 2015, withdrew from the World Cup competition last season after suffering a hairline knee fracture -- one of many knee injuries suffered by Vonn.