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Horrible news today on the Olympic champion skier Lindsey Vonn.
She went to the hospital after crashing in tough conditions at the super G world championships in Austria.
They've had days of snow and rain and then today had heavy fog.
And that forced the delay of the start of the race time and time again today.
It all about three and a half hour delay then finally they gave the go ahead but a lot of people thought it wasn't good.
The gold medalists here apparently lost her balance right -- she tried to -- the jump in tumbled into a gate slid down the mountain before she was able to stop herself.
Witnesses say they could hear her screaming and cursing as she landed.
Medics treated -- Lindsey Vonn for twelve agonizing minutes as she lay on the ground there then they airlifted her to a hospital so what happened.
The weather should the officials that kept the course closed.
That matters up for debate tonight.
But we do know the conditions were so bad before bonds crash of course worker fell reportedly broke her nose and was airlifted out of there as well.
The question now will Lindsey -- be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
-- -- -- the -- -- US ski team reports he'll be out for the rest of the season torn ligaments in the knee and I guess.
Yet to ligament ship -- -- right -- including her anterior crucial that's the main ligament which means she will have to have reconstructive surgery and yes there's more she also broke.
Hurt tibia known as her shin bone.
-- was 42 seconds into the race when she was turning right and jumping at the same time Gloucester balanced tumbled it's when she tumbled that her right leg kind of buckled beneath -- -- sliding down through the gate right there.
Doctors say her broken leg will heal quickly but recovery time for knee surgeries can very greatly let's.
She has the H.
She's athletic she's very pretty did you know determined she knows exactly how hard it is because this is not first time she has had an injury before.
So you know if she has all the positive elements here it's -- matter of you know who does the surgery how severe this surgery is going to be in repairing it.
Is it going to heal well.
Keep in mind this -- Olympics start almost a year from now -- Adrian Peterson running back for the vikings Picabo Street both had similar injuries and a year later they came back dominating.
Their sports didn't -- -- it sounds -- we're getting that Lindsey Vonn was concerned about the weather before she ever went down the hill.
Mostly because she didn't get a chance to practice and in the weather in the two days prior to the race was so bad that -- -- were not allowed on the hill they didn't get a chance to practice no.
Time on the course whatsoever in her blog to the Denver Post -- rights and I'm quoting here.
It always feels a little awkward when you don't get a chance to free -- the hill before you race.
It's tricky to know the terrain when all you have to go on is course inspection in the morning of the race.
Other top skiers also failed to finish the course the US ski team coach said -- yes conditions were rough but everybody had the same conditions -- -- she's been compared to Tiger Woods as a -- female the question is are -- -- together and neither one will answer that question but she's in the hospital tonight -- surgery probably tomorrow or the next and -- race will updated thank.
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