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.


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