Lindsey Vonn's Sports Injuries

Type of Sport: Skiing

Lindsey Vonn's Sports Injuries Table

Type Area Date Consequences Content How It Happened Recovery Duration Rehabilitation Details Impact On Career Psychological Impact Previous Injuries Return To Competition Severity Treatment Medical Staff Long Term Impact Preventive Measures Competition Missed Initial Symptoms Re Injury Risk Support System Rehabilitation Location
Fractures Left Knee 2016-02-26 Hairline fracture in the left knee Lindsey Vonn suffered a hairline fracture in her left knee following a crash during a World Cup Super-G race. Crash during a World Cup Super-G race in Soldeu, Andorra 6 weeks Rest and physical therapy Missed several World Cup races Minor frustration Multiple knee injuries 2016-04-01 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact Improved training techniques Several World Cup races Pain and swelling Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Left Tibial Plateau 2016-11-09 Fracture in the left tibial plateau Lindsey Vonn crashed during a training run in Colorado, resulting in a fracture in her left tibial plateau. Training crash in Colorado 3 months Surgery and physical therapy Missed the start of the World Cup season Frustration and determination to recover Multiple knee injuries 2017-01-27 Severe Surgery and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact reported Revised training routines World Cup season Pain and inability to bear weight Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Right Ankle 2015-08-12 Fracture in the right ankle Lindsey Vonn fractured her right ankle during a training crash in New Zealand. Training crash in New Zealand 2 months Rest and physical therapy Missed the start of the World Cup season Frustration and determination to recover Multiple leg injuries 2015-10-24 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact Improved training techniques Start of the World Cup season Pain and swelling Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Right Arm 2016-11-09 Right arm fracture Lindsey Vonn crashed during a training run at Copper Mountain, Colorado. She suffered a severe fracture in her right arm. Crash during training in Colorado 3 months Underwent surgery and physical therapy Missed the start of the World Cup season Experienced frustration and anxiety Multiple knee injuries 2017-01-27 Severe Surgery and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact reported Revised training routines World Cup season Severe pain and immobility Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Right Fibula 2017-11-18 Fracture in the right fibula Lindsey Vonn suffered a fracture in her right fibula during a training crash at Copper Mountain. Training crash in Copper Mountain, Colorado 6 weeks Rest and physical therapy Missed initial races of the World Cup season Frustration and determination to recover Multiple leg injuries 2018-01-06 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact Improved training techniques Initial races of the World Cup season Pain and swelling Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Right Humerus 2016-11-09 Fracture in the right humerus Lindsey Vonn fractured her right humerus during a training crash at Copper Mountain. Training crash in Copper Mountain, Colorado 3 months Surgery and physical therapy Missed the start of the World Cup season Frustration and determination to recover Multiple arm injuries 2017-01-27 Severe Surgery and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact reported Revised training routines World Cup season Pain and inability to move the arm Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Fractures Right Tibial Plateau 2007-02-21 Fracture in the right tibial plateau Lindsey Vonn crashed during a training run at the World Championships, resulting in a fracture in her right tibial plateau. Crash during a training run at the World Championships in Åre, Sweden 6 weeks Rest and physical therapy Missed the remainder of the World Championships Frustration and determination to recover Multiple leg injuries 2007-04-01 Moderate Rest and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact Improved training techniques World Championships Pain and inability to bear weight Low Family, friends, and team Colorado
Ligament Injuries Right Knee 2013-02-04 Torn ACL and MCL Lindsey Vonn crashed during the Super-G at the World Championships, resulting in a torn ACL and MCL in her right knee. Crash during Super-G at the World Championships in Schladming, Austria 10 months Underwent surgery and extensive rehabilitation Missed the remainder of the season and the 2014 Winter Olympics Dealt with significant mental and emotional stress Previous knee injuries 2014-12-06 Severe Surgery and comprehensive rehabilitation Dr. William Sterett Increased caution in competition Enhanced knee support and conditioning 2014 Winter Olympics Severe pain and knee instability Moderate Family, friends, and team Colorado
Sprains Right Knee 2014-11-18 Sprained right knee Lindsey Vonn sprained her right knee during a training crash in Vail, Colorado. Training crash in Vail, Colorado 2 weeks Rest and physical therapy Missed initial races of the season Minor anxiety Previous knee injuries 2014-12-05 Mild Rest and physical therapy Dr. William Sterett No long-term impact Strengthening exercises Initial races of the season Pain and swelling Low Family, friends, and team Colorado