Lindsey Vonn suffers Winter Olympics scare with back injury

Lindsey Vonn finished a World Cup super-G race in extreme pain on Saturday and was treated by race doctors for an apparent back injury. The American star crossed the finish line in St Moritz, Switzerland, in obvious distress, almost one second behind the then-leader, and slumped to the snow.

Vonn’s tentative run after jarring her back early on placed her 24th, trailing 1.56sec behind the surprise winner, Jasmine Flury of Switzerland. The race was shortened due to strong winds higher up the mountain.

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