Lindsey Vonn To Race In Friday's Slalom With Broken Pinkie

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Lindsey Vonn Will Race In Friday's Slalom Despite Broken Finger

Lindsey Vonn will race in Friday’s slalom event despite breaking her pinkie in a crash during the first run of Wednesday’s giant slalom.

Friday’s event is the final women’s alpine discipline. Vonn will be looking for her third medal of these Games. She previous won a gold and bronze, but failed to reach the podium in her last two events.

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Lindsey Vonn Breaks Finger In Giant Slalom Crash

Lindsey Vonn suffered a broken pinkie on her right hand when she crashed hard on the first run of Wednesday's Giant Slalom, according to NBC News. It is unknown whether she will compete in Friday's Slalom competition.

In the first run of today's Women's Giant Slalom, Vonn spun out of control and fell hard on her hip, injuring her hand in the process. She was seen afterward with ice on the pinkie, and was due for an X-ray. "I got a little bit too inside and lost my outside ski. My knee came up and hit my chin. ... I don't know honestly how I hurt my hand."

The second run of the Giant Slalom has been postponed because of fog until Thursday at 12:30 p.m. ET. The final event of women's alpine, Slalom, is set for Friday, at 1 p.m. ET.

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Lindsey Vonn Reacts After Hard Crash In Women's Giant Slalom

Lindsey Vonn took a nasty spill in the first run of Wednesday's Women's Giant Slalom, meaning their will be no medal for the American skier (at least not today).

Vonn, who was leading, lost control about half way down, spun around and fell hard on her hip, injuring her finger in the process, too. The mountain itself did not do her any favors, said a beat up Vonn afterward. .

"The course is breaking up at the bottom," Vonn said, holding ice on her finger, adding that her back and shin were hurting as well. "I got a little bit too inside and lost my outside ski. My knee came up and hit my chin. ... I don't know honestly how I hurt my hand.

"I'm just a little bit beat up right now," added Vonn, who also fell in the slalom leg of the super-combined last week. "Things don't seem to be quite going my way." [...]

"I was like a pretzel - so tangled up," Vonn said.

Vonn is set for an X-ray on her right hand, which will determine whether or not she skis in Friday's Slalom, the final women's alpine event of the Winter Games.

Julia Mancuso also felt the negative effects of Vonn's injury -- Mancuso's first run was flagged for a restart because officials were not done working on the course, forcing her to ski later, after conditions worsened and deteriorated.

"Well now its time to use that anger and fight scond run!!" Mancuso wrote on her Twitter account between runs. "That yellow flag in the GS was such... I just want to scream. I'm really miffed. Anyway, gotta take that energy and focus it for 2nd run."

Vonn said she felt "terrible" for Mancuso, a rival since they were kids.

"She's mad, she's frustrated, she's probably mad at me," Vonn said. "I feel terrible, and I hope she understands. I definitely didn't want that to happen."

The second run is scheduled to begin at 5:45 EST. You can follow the results live at the Vancouver 2010 site.

More: SB Nation’s full coverage of the Winter Olympics and the 2010 Winter Olympics Medal Count Tracker.

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