Lindsey Vonn is the only American woman to win the gold in the Olympic downhill event. (Stanko Gruden/Getty Images)
The injury Lindsey Vonn suffered during a training run Tuesday is in fact a partial ACL tear and a mild knee strain, Vonn's publicist announced Wednesday.
The injury is to the same knee - her right - that Vonn injured last February. She had torn the ACL and MCL in that knee and fractured her tibia in a crash on Feb. 5 in Austria.
Her crash Tuesday happened during a practice run at Copper Mountain in Colorado while the Olympian was training for her first competition since blowing out her knee at the World Championships in February.
The publicist for the 29-year-old Olympic gold medalist issued the following statement on Wednesday:
“Lindsey sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall. She needs to rest for a few days and then will pursue aggressive physical therapy and will determine the next time she is able to compete after seeing how she responds to the treatment."SI WIRE: Russian official calls anti-gay law's timing a 'mistake'