On Thursday, still suffering from her right shin injury, Lindsey Vonn tweeted that she "took a bunch of pain killers and numbed my shin with some creams." She added that "warmup was still very painful but I think it was good enough to give it a shot in the training run." And give it a shot she did, even after fog and poor visibility (and teammate Stacey Cook's crash) canceled the women's training for the day. It wasn't enough to stop Vonn from clicking-in and testing her leg. The results were encouraging.
"I was happy to be back on snow today," said Vonn, who lives and trains in Vail, Colo. "My shin was still very painful, but I feel like the injury is finally progressing a bit. I am always disappointed when a training run is canceled, but in this situation I definitely welcome the extra day to heal."
Indeed, her husband, Thomas, called the cancellation "fantastic."
Thomas, who serves as Lindsey's coach and chief adviser, added that his wife still plans to ski all five events, saying, "She's never taken any races off the table. It's going to be a day to day: If she can do it, she's going to do it. But she's not pulling out of anything at this point, and it's looking better than it was yesterday."