Lindsey Vonn charges hard down the super G track in Schladming in Tuesday's FIS Alpine Ski World Championships opener. (Getty Images-Clive Rose)
SCHLADMING, Austria (Feb. 6) - A day after suffering a season injury, Olympic champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) remained optimistic about her return for the 2014 Olympic season. Vonn was evaluated and released from a Schladming hospital after the crash and was already making plans to return to the USA for surgery.
QUOTES Lindsey Vonn
First off I want to say thank you to the amazing medical staff that cared for me. I plan on returning to Vail as soon as I can to have the necessary surgeries. I am also grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive. I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible to be ready to represent my country next year in Sochi.