Lindsey Vonn, here wrapping up the super-G title back on March 15, says she needs both knees checked after the rigours of a championship season. (Shinichiro Tanaka/Associated Press )
The Olympic gold medallist was bothered by her aching knees during the season, but elected to keep it hidden. She said on Saturday after skiing out in the giant slalom at the U.S. championships that an initial checkup indicated probable trouble in both knees. She’s scheduled for an exam on Monday.
Vonn doesn’t think the injury will be “too big of a deal” and hopes the injury “won’t set me back too far.”