Ameriška smučarska zvezdnica Lindsey Vonn se v boju s poškodbo, zaradi katere je v Cortini čustveno in v bolečinah celo omenjala možnost slovesa, ne namerava predati. V Garmish Partenkirchnu je napovedala, da bo izpustila četrtkov prvi uradni smukaški trening, a zatrdila, da namerava še tekmovati, čeprav še ne ve točno kdaj.
"Ugotovili smo, kje je problem nove poškodbe kolena, nameravamo ga rešiti. Grem z dneva v dan, bomo videli, kaj se bo na koncu zgodilo. Če bo obstajala najmanjša možnost za nastop, jo bom izkoristila," je sporočila Vonnova, ki meni, da se je poškodovala pri zadnjem skoku prvega treninga v Cortini, a o tem ni povsem prepričana, pravi, da tega ne more zagotovo potrditi.
After a lot of physical therapy and time to clearly think things through, we have come to some conclusions about my knee. First, we discovered the reason I had so much pain and muscle shut down in Cortina was due to an impact injury to my peroneal nerve. This most likely came from the final jump on the first training run in Cortina, but it’s hard to know for sure. After that training run, the pain got progressively worse each day and by Sunday my lower leg was in a lot of pain and my muscles had completely shut down. Now that we know the problem the next issue is fixing it. So far we haven’t found a solution and as a result I will not be able to compete in tomorrow’s downhill training run. However, since this is a new “injury” per say, I remain hopeful that we can fix it. I’m taking things day by day and we will see what happens. I know that I might not get the ending to my career that I had hoped for, but if there is a chance, I will take it. Thanks for all of the support you have shown me, it helps keep me going. ❤️🙏🏻