Lindsey Vonn injures ankle in New Zealand training crash

Aug 13, 2015 9:11 PM by Ross Fielda

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) - Lindsey Vonn says she has fractured an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand.

The American skier, writing on Twitter, says "Unfortunately I crashed today and have a small fracture in my ankle. Headed home now but will keep u posted."

It is the latest setback for Vonn, who returned from serious leg injuries to set the all-time women's World Cup win record last season. She also won her seventh World Cup downhill title.

Vonn, who was in a second week in New Zealand for her first on-snow training ahead of the new season, did not say which ankle was damaged.

The 30-year-old Vonn has said she will continue racing through the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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