Vonn skips World Cup opener after 10-week injury layoff

Vonn skips World Cup opener after 10-week injury layoff
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By By ERIC WILLEMSEN
Associated Pr

SOELDEN, Austria — Lindsey Vonn will skip Saturday’s first race of the Alpine skiing season as she doesn’t feel confident about the icy conditions on the race hill, 10 weeks after fracturing an ankle bone. The four-time overall World Cup champion returned successfully to training on skis Thursday, but decided after another practice session Friday not to start in a giant slalom on the Rettenbach glacier on Saturday. “In the few runs I’ve had since returning to snow I have felt strong, confident and been skiing without pain,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “However, the icy conditions on the …

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