Skiier Lindsey Vonn remains hospitalized for severe intestinal pain
Vail, CO, United States (4E Sports) – Reigning World Cup skiing champion Lindsey Vonn remains hospitalized while waiting for diagnostic test results for severe intestinal pain that she’s been experiencing for about two weeks.
“We will send an update on her condition when more information becomes available,” Vonn’s spokesman Lewis Kay told the Denver Post.
The 28-year-old Vonn skipped a slalom event in Finland last weekend to prepare for races in Aspen on Nov. 24-25.
She also had a promotional event lined up for last Friday in Vail, but had to cancel because she was sill. Her only race this season was a giant slalom in Soelden, Austria, that she did not finish.
Last year, Vonn won the Soelden race and went on to claim 11 more World Cup victories en route to winning the overall title, the fourth of her career. After last season, she said she struggled with a knee injury.
She recently asked to compete in a men’s downhill race but was rejected by the International Ski Federation.
Vonn was also awaiting word if she can enter the men’s race on Nov. 24 at Lake Louise, Alberta.