Sarah Hendrickson, the 19-year-old women's ski jumping star from Park City, suffered a knee injury while training in Obersdorf, Germany on Wednesday. The gold medalist from this year's World Championships injured her right knee during a training jump, according to a release from the U.S. Ski Team.
Kyle Wilkens, medical director for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association, said Hendrickson received medical attention in Obersdorf and will fly back to the U.S. with her team Friday to undergo further medical evaluation in Utah.
Hendrickson, the 2011-12 women's World Cup ski jumping champion, is considered one of the heavy favorites heading into the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, in February.