Olympic hero Lindsey Vonn hospitalized in Colorado

Lindsey Vonn

The U.S. skiing star Lindsey Vonn hasn’t been feeling well for weeks, and one skiing official is worried.

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn has been hospitalized in Vail, Colonrado, with what her spokesperson has termed “severe intestinal pain.”

Lindsey Vonn has not trained since Oct. 27 in Soelden, Austria. Her ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle, told the Associated Press that Vonn has been experiencing aches and has visited the hospital on several instances, but this marks the first time she has stayed overnight. Multiple sources told the AP that Vonn had not suffered any broken bones or skiing injuries.

”There’s been no news, so we’re kind of worried,” Rainer Salzgeber, racing director for Head, Vonn’s sponsor, told the AP. ”It’s not good.”

This marks the latest in a number of injuries that have checkered Vonn’s career. She suffered a mild concussion at the 2011 world championships, a bruised shin at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, a cut thumb (sliced on a champagne bottle) at the 2009 world championship, an injured knee at the 2007 worlds and a vicious crash at the 2006 Olympics in Turin. Even so, she has two Olympic medals and four World Cup championships.

Vonn made news recently when she sought to compete in a men’s downhill race at Lake Louise, Alberta, but the International Ski Federation denied that appeal.

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