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Lindsey Vonn in horror ski crash in Austria – pictures and video

American skier Vonn airlifted to hospital with leg injury after horror crash in Austria

PUBLISHED:

14:58 GMT, 5 February 2013

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UPDATED:

19:52 GMT, 5 February 2013

Lindsey Vonn was taken to a hospital by helicopter after crashing and suffering serious injuries in the super-G race at the World Ski Championships.

Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion, lost balance on her right leg while landing after a jump. Her ski came off immediately, and Vonn slid off course and hit a gate before coming to a halt.

The American received medical treatment on the slope for 12 minutes before being taken to the hospital.

US Ski Team medical director Kyle Wilkens said she was suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee, plus a lateral tibial plateau fracture.

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Crash: American skier Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to hospital after a horror crash in the women's Super G race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria this afternoon

Crash: American skier Lindsey Vonn was airlifted to hospital after a horror crash in the women's Super G race at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Schladming, Austria this afternoon

Speed: Vonn lost balance on her right leg while jumping and her ski flew off straight away. She appeared to land on her right knee

Speed: Vonn lost balance on her right leg while jumping and her ski flew off straight away. She appeared to land on her right knee

Airlift: Vonn received 12 minutes of treatment on the slopes before being taken away by helicopter

Airlift: Vonn received 12 minutes of treatment on the slopes before being taken away by helicopter

Lindsey Vonn airlifted to hospital after crash

A statement on the US Ski Team’s official website confirmed: 'She 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.'

The crash came almost exactly one year before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Recovery scene: The hospital where Vonn is being treated after being airlifted (below)

Recovery scene: The hospital where Vonn is being treated after being airlifted (below)

Airlifted to hospital

Airlifted to hospital

Vonn returned to the circuit last
month after taking an almost month-long break from racing to fully
recover from an intestinal illness that put her in a hospital for two
days in November.

It was recently reported that Vonn had hired bodyguards to handle the increased media scrutiny of her personal life after rumours she was dating golfer Tiger Woods.

VIDEO: Vonn receives treatment on the slopes

Shock: Tina Maze of Slovenia, the race leader, reacts after seeing the crash on the big screen

Shock: Tina Maze of Slovenia, the race leader, reacts after seeing the crash on the big screen

Rescue: Vonn received medical attention on the piste before being flown to hospital

Rescue: Vonn received medical attention on the piste before being flown to hospital

The helicopter carrying skier Lindsey Vonn to hospital

Poster girl: Vonn's personal life has been the subject of increasing media attention in the States

Poster girl: Vonn's personal life has been the subject of increasing media attention in the States

Pin-up girl: Vonn pictured at a Tiger Woods Foundation event in Last Vegas in April last year

Pin-up girl: Vonn pictured at a Tiger Woods Foundation event in Last Vegas in April last year

Vonn trailed Tina Maze of Slovenia, who won gold, by 0.12 seconds shortly before the crash.

Maze won the race in 1 minute, 35.39 seconds, beating Lara Gut of Switzerland by 0.38. Julia Mancuso of the United States came 0.52 behind in third.

The race, which was postponed for 3 hours because of fog, continued after another 15-minute delay.

Several racers struggled with the conditions.

'It's not a very difficult course but in some parts you couldn't see anything,' Fabienne Suter of Switzerland said.

American skier Lindsey Vonn

Win: Vonn smiles after winning the giant slalom event in Maribor, Slovenia, last week

Win: Vonn smiles after winning the giant slalom event in Maribor, Slovenia, last week

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, celebrates at finish line after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Maribor, Slovenia

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, celebrates at finish line after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Maribor, Slovenia

Tommy Bowe injury blow for Ireland Six Nations campaign

Bowe major doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after damaging knee ligaments

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UPDATED:

16:35 GMT, 16 December 2012

Tommy Bowe is a major fitness doubt for Ireland's RBS 6 Nations campaign this season.

The Ulster wing suffered what his province have described as 'significant lateral ligament damage' to his right knee during Friday night's Heineken Cup home defeat against Northampton.

Bowe was carried off late in the second half at Ravenhill following a lengthy stoppage, and Ulster supporters chanted his name as he was taken away.

Crocked: Bowe is stretchered off at Ravenhill on Saturday

Crocked: Bowe is stretchered off at Ravenhill on Saturday

In a statement issued on Sunday, Ulster said: 'An initial scan this morning revealed that he has sustained significant lateral ligament damage to his right knee.

'He will undergo surgery later this week to repair the damage.

'At this stage, it is not possible to put a timescale on how long his recovery period will be.

'A further update on this will be issued following the surgery, when the full extent of the injury will be known.'

Ireland kick off this season's Six Nations tournament against defending champion Wales in Cardiff on February 2.

Star man: Bowe is a key member of the Ireland team

Star man: Bowe is a key member of the Ireland team

Bowe, whose prospects of touring Australia with the British and Irish Lions could conceivably be jeopardised by his current injury, is an integral part of Ireland coach Declan Kidney's plans.

The 28-year-old former Ospreys player has scored 26 tries in 51 Tests, and he is rated among the deadliest finishers in European rugby.

He started all three Tests for the 2009 Lions in South Africa, the final Test at outside centre when the Lions won in Johannesburg.

Ireland's season has been badly-affected by injuries, with Brian O'Driscoll, Paul O'Connell, Rory Best, Stephen Ferris and Sean O'Brien all missing the entire autumn series last month.

Andy Carroll faces eight weeks on sidelines

Carroll stays at West Ham to recover from knee injury but faces eight weeks on sidelines

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UPDATED:

23:19 GMT, 1 December 2012

Eight weeks out: Andy Carroll wearing a brace

Eight weeks out: Andy Carroll wearing a brace

Andy Carroll is due to stay at West Ham even though he is expected to be out for up to eight weeks with a knee ligament injury.

Carroll came off with the injury against Manchester United in midweek and the diagnosis has proved more serious than expected.

But Liverpool are happy for Carroll, who is on loan for the season, to remain at West Ham during his recuperation.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said: 'It's a lateral ligament injury on the outside of knee. He's in a brace.

'But he will stay with us. We've
contacted Liverpool and they have all the information and sent a
representative down when we went to visit the specialist.

'They use the same specialist and Andy will hopefully recover as quick as the specialist said he might.'

Floyd Mayweather tells Manny Pacquiao: It"s time we finally got our fight on

Bring it on! Mayweather insists he wants Pacquiao showdown after battling to win over Cotto

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UPDATED:

09:02 GMT, 6 May 2012

Floyd Mayweather told his rival Manny Pacquiao that the time is now right for them to square up for the fight the world wants to see.

Mayweather beat Miguel Cotto on points in a bruising battle on points in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

And speaking about fighting his rival as the world's best pound-for-fighter, Mayweather said: 'I tried to make the Pacquiao fight
and that didn't work, so I fought Miguel Cotto instead and gave the fans
a great fight.

'I want to fight Pacquiao but he has to take the test, and I'll fight him.

Respect: Cotto hugs Mayweather after their fight at the MGM Grand

Respect: Cotto hugs Mayweather after their fight at the MGM Grand

Mayweather paid a glowing tribute to Cotto after beating him on points in their bruising fight on Saturday night.

The unbeaten Mayweather was put under
immense pressure early on by a relentless Cotto but weathered the storm
and finished the stronger.

'You're a hell of a champion. You're the toughest guy I ever fought,' Mayweather said afterwards.

'You want to give the fans what they pay for and that's excitement. It comes with the territory when you fight a future Hall of Famer like Miguel Cotto.

'I had to fight hard and suck it up. I dug down and fought him back.'

Boxing clever: Cotto lands a punch on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas

Boxing clever: Cotto lands a punch on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas

Mayweather began by landing stiff
jabs and fast right hands, but Cotto motored relentlessly forward,
bullying Mayweather to the ropes and battering his body with left hooks.

As
the rounds progressed, Cotto's constant pressure seemed to be taking
its toll and after the sixth Mayweather returned to his corner with a
bloody nose.

In the eighth, Cotto pounded the
American against the ropes but that would prove the high point for the
champion as Mayweather changed strategy, employing more lateral movement
and firing right hands from long range.

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Still the champion: Mayweather celebrates his victory

Cotto believes he could not have done anything more in the fight.

'The judges said I lost the fight. I can't do anything else,' he said. 'I have to take my defeat.

'He knows what kind of fight Miguel Cotto brings, and so do the fans. I'm happy with my fight and with my performance and so is my family. I can't ask for anything else.'

Charlie Adam: Out for remainder of season

FA Cup agony for Adam as Liverpool midfielder is ruled out for remainder of season

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UPDATED:

10:05 GMT, 26 April 2012

Game over: Adam's season is over following his knee injury

Game over: Adam's season is over following his knee injury

Liverpool have confirmed midfielder Charlie Adam will miss the remainder of the season – including the FA Cup final with Chelsea on May 5 – after succumbing to the lateral ligament damage in his right knee.

Adam damaged his knee during the 3-2 defeat to QPR at Loftus Road last month and it was initially feared he had ruptured his cruciate ligament.

Scans showed the injury was not that severe but Adam will not feature for the club until next season.

The Reds boss also said the Scotland international would not be fit to be considered for selection for Great Britain's Olympic team for this summer's London Games.

'There is no operation needed but he won't play this season,' said Dalglish.

'And I would think if they had any designs on having him in the Olympics he wouldn't be fit for that either.'

Captain's job: Gerrard will make a return for Liverpool

Captain's job: Gerrard will make a return for Liverpool

It is the latest blow for Liverpool
manager Kenny Dalglish, who is having to cope with a mounting injury
crisis during the club's worst run of form since 1993.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard is set to
return for the Reds this weekend after missing the demoralising 1-0
defeat to West Bromwich through injury.

The skipper was omitted from the
matchday squad but Kenny Dalglish revealed the 31-year-old has been in
training all week ahead of the trip to Norwich.

'He's fine, no problem,' said
Dalglish. 'We said it was just a precaution so he's back training. He's
been training all week, so there's no other problems.'

Charlie Adam out for the season

Adam injury adds to Dalglish's woes as midfielder is sidelined for the season

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 27 March 2012

Charlie Adam is set to miss the rest of the season after suffering lateral ligament damage in his right knee.

It is the latest blow for Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, who is having to cope with a mounting injury crisis during the club's worst run of form since 1993.

Scot of bother: Adam is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season

Scot of bother: Adam is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season

The Scotland midfielder, 26, missed Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Wigan after he was injured in the 3-2 loss at Queens Park Rangers seven days ago.

Injury room: Adam will join a host of crocked Liverpool players on the sidelines

Injury room: Adam will join a host of crocked Liverpool players on the sidelines

Adam was assessed by Liverpool's medical staff before being sent to a specialist in London amid fears he had ruptured his cruciate ligament – an injury which would have kept him out for a minimum of six months.

Scans showed the injury was not that severe but Adam will need to be seen again in a fortnight to determine the full extent of the problem and whether he requires an operation.

The setback could not have come at a worse time for Dalglish. Liverpool travel to Newcastle on Sunday without Lucas, Maxi Rodriguez, Daniel Agger and, possibly, Craig Bellamy as they look to end a run of five defeats in six Barclays Premier League games.

England full back Glen Johnson, however, could return after missing the last month with a calf problem.

Tom Huddlestone set for more surgery

Huddlestone set for second op as Tottenham midfielder continues road to recovery

Crocked: Huddlestone has been out since August

Crocked: Huddlestone has been out since August

Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone will undergo further surgery on his ankle problem on Friday.

However, Spurs insist the
25-year-old's rehabilitation from the ligament damage that has kept him
sidelined since August is progressing as expected.

'Tom will undergo a second stage of
surgery on Friday to further his recovery following ankle surgery at the
end of last year,' read a statement on the club's official website.

'The
midfielder has progressed well since his initial surgery with the
specialist determining that the anticipated reconstruction of a lateral
ankle ligament is the next step towards the England international making
a return to full fitness.'

Huddlestone has been limited to only four appearances this season
because of the injury and Tottenham have refused to put a date on his
comeback.