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Lindsey Vonn Airlifted to Hospital After Skiing Accident
tmz.com ^ | 2/5/13 | TMZ staff

Posted on 02/05/2013 11:43:05 AM PST by ColdOne

According to reports, the doctor who examined Vonn says he believes she suffered a tibial plateau fracture -- also known as a break in the shinbone.

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1 posted on 02/05/2013 11:43:11 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Ouch. I hope she has a fast recovery...


2 posted on 02/05/2013 11:46:12 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Out for the season, most likely. And from what I heard, she was ripping it up.


3 posted on 02/05/2013 11:49:23 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

She put in a request to compete in the men’s downhill. Denied.


4 posted on 02/05/2013 12:05:47 PM PST by sarasota
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To: 1rudeboy

a GREAT skier (and easy on the eyes).

My best for a quick recovery, Ms Vonn !!


5 posted on 02/05/2013 12:06:35 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: ColdOne

Tiger Woods will be at her bedside, holding her hand, shortly.


6 posted on 02/05/2013 12:08:34 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o
Tiger Woods will be at her bedside, holding her hand, shortly

...heard that rumor...say it ain't so, Lindsey!

7 posted on 02/05/2013 1:10:19 PM PST by ghost of nixon
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To: ghost of nixon; BluH2o

Maybe Tiger beat her up...pass it on

She’ll need to take sand wedge lessons from Elin


8 posted on 02/05/2013 1:17:39 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: ColdOne
Awfull news to hear about one of our country's best female skiers. Prayers for her complete recovery and return to World Cup competition.

The posted jokes about her are out of line and show how far this site has devolved in the past 13 years........Not cool.

With that being said, any ski racing enthusiasts here remember Bill Johnson who won the Gold Medal in the downhill back in the 1984 olympics? His life has been a tragic story ever since.

In 1992 his 13 month old son drowned in a hot tub, his marriage ended in a divorce, and during a come-back attempt for the 2002 olympics, in 2001 he crashed and suffered extensive brain injury which requires constant care, being provided by his mother......

9 posted on 02/05/2013 1:35:56 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: ghost of nixon; BluH2o

Maybe Tiger beat her up...pass it on

She’ll need to take sand wedge lessons from Elin


10 posted on 02/05/2013 1:45:42 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: ColdOne
Awful news to read about one of our best female skiers, my prayers go out to her for a complete recovery and return to the World Cup circuit.

For the life of me I can't understand the jokes being made at her expense on this thread, they are uncalled for. Just further evidence on how far this site has devolved in terms of tolerance for this crap over the past 13 years...........

With that being said, are there any true ski racing enthusiasts reading this thread? If so, remember Bill Johnson, the downhill gold medal winner in the 1984 olympics? Here's an informative article on the tragedies he's endured since that gold medal day.....

Bill Johnson today

11 posted on 02/05/2013 1:58:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

thanks for link. I agree those jokes are uncalled for. She is seriously injured and it will take some time for her recovery, she may not be able to be in the 2014 Olympics for this country.


12 posted on 02/05/2013 2:17:46 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Saw the video. Sad she broke it, I’ve seen worse crashes and the person was just shaken up. She must have hit that pole on the flag/gate just right. At least it wasn’t such a terrible break the leg looks terribly out of place.


13 posted on 02/05/2013 2:51:26 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 1rudeboy

3rd place on her first run. She looked solid... Hit wonky...

I guees that was all it took.


14 posted on 02/05/2013 3:33:24 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: ColdOne
I guess I'm a skiing purist at heart since I grew up on skis in northern Michigan and raced as a teenager.

I don't like snowboarding or especially the coverage it's been given these days via the X-games and such, at the exclusion of the World Cup racing. Those are merely acrobatics on a board.

I met Stein Erickson when he was an instructor at Boyne Mtn. back in the late 50's, I cheered Jean Claude Killy thru his skiing career and his olympic medals at the 1968 olympics, Phil and Steve Mahre were my idols but my all time favorite racer was Marc Girardelli, who in my opinion was the greatest ski racer of all time...........Franz Klammer was good, but only on the downhill.

15 posted on 02/05/2013 3:45:20 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: ColdOne
She was having a great run but the crash is awful to watch. Her right knee was bent, with her foot planted, as she slid and that's what probably broke her shin. She has torn her ACL and MCL. Ugly crash. Prayers, for a full recovery.
16 posted on 02/05/2013 3:46:40 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Franz Klammer’s run in the 76 Olympics is still one of the greatest Olympic moments, ever. He flirted with disaster the whole way down, but he came through.


17 posted on 02/05/2013 3:47:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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Franz Klammer’s run in the 76 Olympics is still one of the greatest Olympic moments, ever

No question about it and I would never argue that Klammer wasn't perhaps the best downhiller ever.........I'll leave it at that.

18 posted on 02/05/2013 3:55:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: dfwgator

Back around 1985 or 86, I skied Sunshine Village in Alberta, Canada right after the Husky World Cup Championship and had the nervous pleasure of sking the slope where the downhill was held.........The vertical drop was incredible and to think that skiers were flying straight down this slope with all their focus on trying to go faster..........Its unimaginable


19 posted on 02/05/2013 4:05:32 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: rabidralph
Wow...sounds like she was in a lot of pain...

Been there myself...damn near passed out from the pain...

Fell off my garage roof...left knee absorbed the entire fall...

20 posted on 02/05/2013 4:06:21 PM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

Ouch! I hope you’re fully recovered. I couldn’t watch the whole thing because of her moaning. I can’t imagine.


21 posted on 02/05/2013 6:27:31 PM PST by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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