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Injury Ends American Skier’s World Cup Bid

  • Associated Press

American Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course in a women's World Cup combined race in Soldeu, Andorra, Feb. 28, 2016.

American Lindsey Vonn speeds down the course in a women's World Cup combined race in Soldeu, Andorra, Feb. 28, 2016.

Lindsey Vonn says she will end her World Cup skiing season early because of a left knee injury.

The American skier is leading in the overall World Cup standings but says she has three fractures that are "significant enough that they are not sufficiently stable to permit me to safely continue skiing."

The four-time overall champion crashed on Saturday in a super-G race after catching a spot of soft snow. She underwent tests in a hospital.

Vonn then raced on Sunday in the combined event, extending her overall lead by finishing in 13th place.

The skier said she then "went to Barcelona, where more precise MRI and CT equipment was available and scans were performed on Tuesday morning.''

FILE - Lindsey Vonn, shown in 2012, says injuries to her left knee will end her ski season.

FILE - Lindsey Vonn, shown in 2012, says injuries to her left knee will end her ski season.

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