Vonn to assess back ahead of Sunday's super-G


Lindsey Vonn suffered an acute spinal joint dysfunction in Saturday's super-G in St Moritz and will assess her condition before deciding whether to compete in Switzerland on Sunday.

Alpine skiing's most successful female skier completed her run down the Eniadina course - finishing 24th - but immediately looked in pain as she reached the finish area, Vonn collapsing after crossing the line.

The American eventually left the venue walking very gingerly and required immediate medical treatment.

Vonn's name remains on the start list for Sunday's event at the same resort, but whether she takes to the starting gate remains unclear.

Taking to Twitter, the 33-year-old said she too was in the dark about her chances to race again in Switzerland, saying she will assess the problem ahead of the schedule start.

"Looks like I have an acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction," she posted on Twitter.

"I got compressed on the sixth gate and my back seized up. Rested and had a lot of therapy tonight.

"We will see how I feel tomorrow and then decide if I will race.

"Our US Ski Team doctor checked me out and no imaging is needed...just need the joint and the muscles to calm down so I can move again."