Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn crashed during a foggy opening day super-G run at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria, Tuesday morning.
Vonn had posted the fastest first interval during her race and was having a strong run when she lost control after coming off a jump midway down the course. She was immediately attended to by race medical officials and was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital.
According to U.S. Ski Team Medical Director Kyle Wilkens, Vonn suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee as well as a lateral tibial plateau fracture. She will be out for the remainder of this season, but is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, according to a release from the United States Ski & Snowboard Association.