After two days of being hospitalized in Vail, Colorado for what is being referred to as “severe intestinal pain”, Lindsey Vonn’s condition has improved to a level that has allowed her to be released. Vonn’s spokesperson, Lewis Kay released an email stating that, “Lindsey is feeling much better today and has been released from the hospital. She is resting comfortably at home.”
This news is sure to bring about a collective sigh of relief from the entire ski industry; however, our favorite alpine star is not out of the woods quite yet. Kay went on to write, “Doctors are still working to determine what specifically was the cause of her illness but thankfully she has responded well to their treatment.”
With the upcoming Nature Valley Winternational in Aspen on November 24-25th, there is a great deal left up in the air on whether Lindsey will recover to a level that allows her to compete. This is an extremely significant event for the star skier and the U.S. Ski Team. The Nature Valley Winternational is the only women’s World Cup event scheduled for the United States during the 2012/2013 season. It is an opportunity for the women to showcase their talents on American soil, and for Vail-native Lindsey Vonn, it is a chance to perform in front of her hometown crowd. Both Vonn and Julia Mancuso saw fit to skip last weekend’s event in Levi, Finland to better prepare themselves for Aspen.
At this time, Lewis Kay stated, “We do not know when she will be able to return to the mountain and will update as her health improves.”
Uncertainty is always difficult, especially when it concerns one’s health! For now we will just have to hope Lindsey continues to feel better.
It may be a tough situation, but it’s just good to hear that Lindsey’s health is on the upslope.