Vonn suffers nasty broken arm in training crash

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Lindsey Vonn has suffered another injury setback, breaking her right arm in a crash in training on Thursday.

The American skier confirmed the news in a Facebook post with accompanying images of the fracture.

"Unfortunately, yesterday I crashed while training in Copper and severely fractured the humerus bone in my right arm. I had successful surgery last night in Vail and everyone took great care of me," Vonn wrote

"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."

The 32-year-old returned to the slopes in September after breaking the tibial plateau in her right knee during a FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup race in Andorra at the end of February. That injury ended her season early for the third time in four years.

She has undergone two reconstructive knee surgeries and broken a leg and an ankle since 2013.

Vonn has 76 wins on the World Cup circuit, easily the most by a woman and only 10 shy of Ingemar Stenmark's all-time mark. She won a pair of Olympic medals, including gold in the downhill, at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics but missed the 2014 Sochi Games after suffering a partial ACL tear late in 2013.

 

Unfortunately, yesterday I crashed while training in Copper and severely fractured the humerus bone in my right arm. I...

Posted by Lindsey Vonn on Friday, 11 November 2016