Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn was being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon after a Tuesday morning crash at Copper Mountain, Colo., while training for her first race since major knee surgery last winter.
Vonn's publicist, Lewis Kay, said in an email that she was taken to a hospital but not admitted. She then went to nearby Vail to see Bill Sterett, who had done the Feb. 10 surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee.
"We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours," Kay said.
There were no details about what might have been injured in the Tuesday crash. Any further injury, especially to the right knee, could severely compromise her chances of being able to ski at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, which are less than three months from now.
Monday, Vonn had tweeted, "Catching some air today in Downhill training," with a picture of her skis off the ground.
Vonn's comeback race is supposed to be the Nov. 29 World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek, Colo. She is the defending Olympic downhill champion.
Vonn tore up the knee in a crash during the Feb. 5 Super-G at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
Last week, Vonn told reporters the right knee feels "really good" and thought her training was going well, especially in Super-G.
"I think I'm going to be just fine when I get to the races but I'm not expecting anything," she said. "I'm not expecting to be on the podium, I'm not expecting a win. I'm just going to go out there and see what I can do. If I can continue training the way I am, I think the result's going to be good."
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