Vonn rests shin, will race in super-G

Updated: February 19, 2010, 10:57 PM ET
Associated Press

WHISTLER, British Columbia -- Lindsey Vonn will race in Saturday's Olympic super-G after taking a day off skis to rest her bruised right shin.

Vonn's husband, Thomas, tells The Associated Press in a telephone interview that resting Friday while many racers skied "definitely helped her shin out."

He says it's "one of those injuries that hurts a lot, but it's not really affecting her skiing a whole lot."

Vonn won gold in the downhill Wednesday, and led after the first portion of the super-combined Thursday before falling in the slalom run. She said her leg was "killing me."

Instead of practicing Friday, she got treatment on the shin, watched the men's super-G race on TV, and baked some banana bread.

Thomas Vonn says his wife still plans to race all five Olympic events.


Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ALSO SEE

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM