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    Updated on Aug 25, 2020. Posted on Feb 5, 2013

    Skiier Lindsey Vonn Was Airlifted After Horrendous Accident At The World Championships

    Warning: This is a scary crash.

    Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn was airlifted today after a horrendous accident in the super-G event of the 2013 World Championships in Austria. According to the Alpine Press, doctors on site suspect she suffered a tibial plateau fracture as her knee twisted violently. Warning: The video is a little scary.

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    Via Twitter: @ThunderTreats

    Vonn was bundled up and attached to a helicopter, which then flew her to a hospital.

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    Dominic Ebenbichler / Reuters

    This was the reaction of Tina Maze, who completed her run just before Vonn.

    Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

    UPDATE: Vonn suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee, as well as a lateral tibial plateau fracture, which could impact her status for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

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