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Lindsey Vonn has partially torn right ACL

Lindsey Vonn, center, is helped off the slope at Copper Mountain, Colo. (Maris Van Slyke / AP)

Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn suffered a partial tear of her right anterior cruciate ligament, the same knee on which she underwent reconstructive surgery in February.

She has “a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall,” according to her publicist, Lewis Kay (via the Post’s Barry Svrluga).

Vonn, who was hurt Tuesday in a training run at Copper Mountain, Colo., will rest for a few days, then “pursue aggressive physical therapy and will determine the next time she is able to compete after seeing how she responds to the treatment,” Kay said.

Vonn, 29, tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments and broke her tibia in a crash on the slopes in February, and was aiming to compete in World Cup in Breckenridge, Colo.

Vonn was taken off the slope at Copper Mountain on a sled and was examined by the surgeon who reconstructed her knee, Dr. Bill Sterett.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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