All involved in the world of alpine skiing, and us here at Redbull.com, are sending their best wishes to Lindsey Vonn right now after the American’s harrowing crash at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria, yesterday.
Just a few weeks after returning to the sport, the 28-year-old world-beater crashed into a safety gate during the women’s Super-G event on Tuesday. After receiving treatment on the slopes Lindsey was eventually airlifted to hospital where it was confirmed she had suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee.
The multiple world champion was trailing race-leader and eventual winner Tina Maze when she fell. The injury means Lindsey is now out of action for the rest of the 2012/13 season.
It is expected that Lindsey will be back to full fitness in time for the 2013/14 World Cup season – and to defend her Olympic gold at Sochi 2014.
We’ll keep you updated with any new developments. For now, though, we just wish Lindsey a speedy recovery.