By ANDREW DAMPF
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) - The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn has torn ligaments in her right knee and broken a bone in a crash Tuesday at the world championships.
The team says Vonn will have surgery and will miss the rest of this season but is expected to return for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
The team says Vonn tore her anterior and medial cruciate ligaments in her right knee and fractured a bone in her lower leg.
Vonn lost balance on her right leg while landing a jump, flipped in the air and landed on her backside as she smashed through a gate before coming to a halt.
The four-time overall World Cup winner and 2010 Olympic downhill champion received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before being taken by helicopter to a hospital in Schladming.
By ERIC WILLEMSEN
SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) - Tina Maze of Slovenia provisionally won the super-G at the world championships on Tuesday, and Lindsey Vonn was hospitalized after a crash.
Vonn lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump and appeared to have injured her right knee.
Maze won the race in 1 minute, 35.39 seconds, beating Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.38. Julia Mancuso of the United States was 0.52 behind in third.
Some lower-ranked racers were still to start.
The race had been delayed by 3 1/2 hours because of fog hanging over the course.
The men's super-G is scheduled for Wednesday.
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