13 Dec 2013

Vonn won't race this weekend

7:42 am on 13 December 2013

The Olympic downhill skiing champion Lindsey Vonn, who made a comeback from a serious knee injury in Alberta last week, will miss this weekend's World Cup event in St Moritz.

But Vonn, who finished fifth in a World Cup Super-G at Lake Louise, is planning to compete in the December 21st downhill in Val d'Isere.

The American is expected to pick the races she enters to spare her knee until the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February.

29-year-old Vonn is facing a fitness battle before Sochi after tearing her knee ligaments twice.

The four-times World Cup champion, girlfriend of world number one golfer Tiger Woods, was first injured at the world championships in Schladming in February and aggravated the injury last month in training.