Lindsey Vonn speeds into the Beaver Creek finish with a 2011 super G victory (Getty Images/Matthew Stockman)
VAIL, CO (Nov. 22) - Olympic gold medalist and 16-time Audi FIS Alpine World Cup title winner Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced that she will not compete during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nature Valley Raptor women's World Cup in Beaver Creek, CO. Vonn sustained injuries as a result of a downhill training fall Nov. 19 on the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain. While Vonn's rehab is progressing, she is not at a point where she will be able to ski next week. The U.S. Ski Team’s Best in the World women’s speed team will test the full length Raptor course to be used for next season’s World Championships with racing Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Beaver Creek. The event will be televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) announced that she will not compete during the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nature Valley Raptor women's World Cup at Beaver Creek, CO.
The Olympic gold medalist was injured Nov. 19 during a downhill training fall at the U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain.
The opening speed races of the 2014 Olympic season will feature the Best in the World women's speed team including Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA), Stacey Cook (Mammoth Mountain, CA), Leanne Smith (N. Conway, NH) and Laurenne Ross (Bend, OR).
The Nov. 29 downhill will be a top-to-bottom test of Raptor, the newly built women's speed track for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Following the Nature Valley Raptor races in Beaver Creek, the World Cup heads to Lake Louise, AB, for downhill and super G racing Dec. 6-8.
QUOTES Dr. Bill Sterett, U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Lindsey is recovering very quickly from abrasions to her face and contusions to her shoulder blade. Beyond that, she has a stable knee with an MRI finding of a partial tear of her ACL graft. With therapy, she is progressing well while not losing any of the strength she worked so hard to achieve.