Lindsey Vonn taken off ski slope on stretcher, possible knee injury

By Marilyn Malara  |  Feb. 27, 2016 at 12:04 PM
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SOLDEU, Andorra, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Lindsey Vonn injured her left knee during a crash at the World Cup Super-G in Andorra Saturday.

The American alpine skier was reportedly escorted off the slopes on a stretcher and transported to an Andorra hospital shortly after the incident.

The U.S. Ski Team noted on social media Vonn completed two-thirds of the course and was leading by .32 seconds before crashing.

The Ski Team did not confirm the knee injury in their latest recap report. The injury was initially reported by Sky Sports.

The Super-G event was postponed for three hours Saturday morning due to poor weather conditions including snowfall and strong winds.

Vonn, who recently posed in body paint for Sports Illustrated, reportedly started strong on the slope despite poor visibility. She was leading the overall World Cup standings at the time of her fall.

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