Shin test for Lindsey must wait another day

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 11, 2010 1:28 pm

The most-analyzed shin in sports will have another day of rest thanks to weather at Whistler. U.S. Olympian Lindsey Vonn was supposed to test her injured right shin in a training run on Thursday.

The training was scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Due to fog and snow, the start was delayed about a half hour. Visibility improved for a short window, sending Italy’s Lucia Recchia down the course. American Stacey Cook started second, but fell back off the top jump and crashed into the fence. After Cook’s crash, race officials delayed training for about 20-25 minutes before officially canceling the run at 11:30 a.m.

“I’m always disappointed when a training run is canceled, but in this situation I definitely welcome the extra day to heal,” Vonn said following the cancellation.

The two-time defending World Cup champion reported on her Twitter account  prior to the attempted training run that “I took a bunch of pain killers and numbed my shin with some creams. Warmup was still very painful, but I think it was good enough to give it a shot in the training run. Wish me luck!”

Now with the weather delays, any good wishes will have to wait until another attempt at a training run on Friday. Actual competition starts with the super combined on Sunday.

(Photo courtesy of U.S. Ski Team/Mike Schirf)