Olympic favourite Lindsey Vonn, has hurt her left lower arm in a crash on the opening run of a World Cup giant slalom, but is expected to start in a slalom race on Tuesday.
Vonn suffered no broken bones in Monday’s fall, Eduard Sporer, said from Lienz district hospital.
“It’s not a classic broken 0wrist, but a swelling or edema in the bone,” said Dr. Sporer, who added that Vonn would be able to race in the slalom.
The American crashed in a sharp left turn. She lost her balance on a bump and fell backwards, hitting a gate and losing a ski.
The two—time World Cup overall champion remained down for almost 10 minutes receiving first aid and then being taken to hospital.