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.