Vonn to Have Surgery next Week after Crash


Lindsey Vonn will head home for surgery next week in Colorado after tearing ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in her lower leg in a crash at the world ski championships.

U.S. Ski Team physician William Sterett was with Vonn on the snow after the crash on Tuesday, then at a local hospital where she was airlifted to.

Sterett told The Associated Press that Vonn "will be heading back to Vail and I will be doing surgery on her knee early next week."

He said Vonn was released from the hospital late Tuesday and returned to the team hotel.

Sterett stated: "Lindsey is doing well. I just finished seeing her. She's in good spirits."

He would not set a return date to skiing until after the surgery.

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