Lindsey Vonn Will Race in Slalom Friday Despite Broken Pinkie


February 25, 2010

Despite breaking her pinkie during Wednesday's giant slalom, Lindsey Vonn will compete in Friday's slalom race, according to The Associated Press.

Vonn, who nearly sat out the Olympics because of a shin bruise, has won two medals and will look for more in her final event on Friday.

A nasty spill in Wednesday's event landed Vonn with a cracked proximal phalanx in her right pinkie and a disappointing end to the event after she got off to a promising start.

"I'm disappointed in myself that I made that mistake and I went out of the course," Vonn told the AP on Wednesday. "But I can only keep smiling because I know I was skiing well and sometimes you go down when you're attacking."

Vonn has never finished higher than fourth in the giant slalom.

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