Lindsey Vonn crashes in World Cup Super-G

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Lindsey Vonn injured in crash
Saturday February 27th, 2016

Lindsey Vonn crashed during Saturday’s World Cup Super-G in Andorra and was taken off the hill on a rescue sled.

Vonn was leading eventual winner Federica Brignone by 0.32 seconds before sliding off the course. The race halted for around 10 minutes as medical personnel and coaches tended to her. Winds and snowfall had delayed the race and made conditions difficult.

The U.S. ski team told the Associated Press Vonn was taken off the mountain on a sled by ski patrol for evaluation and eventually diagnosed with a hairline fracture in her left knee.

Vonn returned to the competition Sunday, using a knee brace to portect the injury. She finished 13th at the event to extend her World Cup lead. 

After the day, she took to twitter to talk about her decision to race. 

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Vonn entered the event with a 23-point lead in the standings and has won nine races this season after returning from a broken ankle.

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