HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » If you are interested, Li...

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:40 AM

If you are interested, Lindsay Vonn has had a very bad crash

while on a run in the Super G in Austria. She is being airlifted out.
(Tweets)

Edit to add:
@alpinepressski: Doctor on hill with @lindseyvonn suspects tibial plateau fracture. We'll await official diagnosis following X-rays and MRI.

This can be treated with surgery. The danger is damage to the artery in that area.

Doesn't sound good.

Added video of crash:

9 replies, 1266 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply If you are interested, Lindsay Vonn has had a very bad crash (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #1
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #4
Buzz Clik Feb 2013 #2
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #3
Boomerproud Feb 2013 #5
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #6
OmahaBlueDog Feb 2013 #7
mn9driver Feb 2013 #8
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #9

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:43 AM

1. Do you have a link?

ESPN, CNN, etc. have nothing on this (8:43 Central US)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:45 AM

4. Just tweets so far.

The BBC tweeted but no info on their site yet.

There apparently was fog and the next 3 racers DNF'd. Wonder why they let her race?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:43 AM

2. That's not good.

Comes with the territory, though.

Keep us updated.

Thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:45 AM

3. Ohh... that could well be career-ending... Best wishes to her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:05 AM

5. Keep us posted

and best wishes to Ms. Vonn.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:20 AM

7. Thanks

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:37 AM

8. This happened to me a few years ago in a ski accident.

Not comparing my ability to hers in any way except for the crashing part....

With this kind of fracture it really depends on exactly how shattered the tibial plateau is as to how serious the injury is. She'll be out for at least 12 weeks and if it's a really bad one yes, it could be a career ender.

In my case, after all the fractures healed I just ended up with two divots in the plateau that correspond to where my femur crashed into it. I can still ski, run, etc. but my orthopedist told me that because of that damage a new knee is very definitely in my future--some years down the road.

Keeping my fingers crossed for her.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:31 AM

9. Knee injuries and not broken leg

“@alexgoldberger: Vonn update -
FIS official: Dr reported a “cruciate and lateral ligament” injury – not tibia, as rumored earlier. But no further details”

This is worse.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread