Lindsey Vonn to skip training runs until she feels ‘normal again’

Posted By: The Ski Channel on February 8, 2011 10:26 am

Below is from Lindsey Vonn’s Facebook page.  After a 7th place finish in the Super G at The Alpine World Championships in Garmisch Partenkirchen, she is not feeling quite right after a concussion she received from a hard crash last week.  These ladies pretty much fly down the icy slopes and it is incredibly dangerous.  Knocking your head on a World Cup ski run is serious stuff.  Hopefully she can regain her bearings and compete in this weeks events.  Get better Lindsey!

“First I want to congratulate today’s super-g podium finishers. They skied great on a treacherous course, congratulations! During the race today it became very clear to me that I am not fully recovered from the head injury/concussion I suffered last week. I still don’t have the concentration, agility, and mental quickness to ski the way I am accustomed to. I’ve decided together with my husband, doctors and coaches to skip tomorrow’s downhill training run. I will continue to skip training runs and events until I feel normal again. I don’t know how long it will take, head injuries, as I am finding out first hand, are very unpredictable. My condition will be reevaluated every day and then we will make a decision on if and when I can compete or not. I appreciate everyone’s kind words and support! xo LV”

photo: hardknoxsports.com

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