- Charles Robinson at Yahoo Sports22 days ago
For the second time in 10 months, Lindsey Vonn's Olympic fortunes have been dealt a significant blow.
Vonn suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee in a Tuesday training crash, according to a statement released by her publicist, Lewis Kay. It's the same knee Vonn injured in February, when a nasty crash at the world championships caused tears of her ACL and MCL and a tibial plateau fracture.
"Lindsey sustained a mild strain to her right knee, a partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall," Kay said Wednesday. "She needs to rest for a few days and then will pursue aggressive physical therapy and will determine the next time she is able to compete after seeing how she responds to the treatment."
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association medical director Kyle Wilkens said Vonn's response to therapy would determine her timetable for future training.
- Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports4 mths ago
Surveillance footage from a Columbus nightclub appears to clear Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde of an alleged assault, a source familiar with the investigation told Yahoo! Sports.
Charges are not expected to be filed against Hyde after video from Sugar Bar 2 shows he didn't appear to make contact with an alleged victim who claimed to have been assaulted early Saturday morning, a source who spoke to Yahoo! Sports on the condition of anonymity said. The source said video shows Hyde speaking in the direction of the alleged victim just prior to her punching him in the head. The video then shows Hyde leaving the area and reaching back in the woman's direction in a non-confrontational manner, the source said. From the video, it doesn't appear Hyde ever made contact with the woman – either before or after she struck him, the source said.
The Columbus Police Department declined comment on the continuing investigation. A call to a proprietor of Sugar Bar 2 was not returned.
- Charles Robinson at Yahoo! Sports10 mths ago
Lindsey Vonn sustained tears to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament in her right knee in a crash during the world championships in Schladming, Austria, a source close to the Alpine Olympic gold medalist told Yahoo! Sports. The U.S. ski team confirmed the injury and said Vonn also suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture in her right leg.
The injuries are expected to require surgery as well as a lengthy rehabilitation and could jeopardize Vonn's 2014 Olympic bid in Sochi, Russia. The U.S. Ski team said in a statement that Vonn will be out for the remainder of this season but "is expected to return to racing for the 2013-14 Audi FIS World Cup season and the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi."
Vonn returned to skiing full time in January after being hospitalized for two days in November with an intestinal illness. She said publicly that she was still recovering from the illness, which kept her off the ski course for 11 days before she resumed practice.