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Kildow gains much-needed recovery time

Updated: February 19, 2006, 5:07 PM ET
By Carrie Sheinberg | Special to ESPN.com

SAN SICARIO, Italy -- With every snowflake that falls, American downhill skier Lindsey Kildow creeps closer to what could be recovery. Her hip and back still stiff and aching from a hideous crash in downhill training just six days ago, the 21-year-old American was given a gift when Sunday's super-G was postponed due to heavy snowfall.

The gift? Time.

Another day for therapeutic massages and another day for anti-inflammatory drugs to help heal her deep contusions.

Given ...

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