Lindsey Vonn ends early because of left knee injury

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, reacts at finish line after an alpine ski, women's World Cup, combined race, in Soldeu, Andorra, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lindsey Vonn says she will end her World Cup skiing season early because of a left knee injury.

The American skier is leading in the overall World Cup standings but says she has three fractures that are “significant enough that they are not sufficiently stable to permit me to safely continue skiing.”

Vonn, a four-time overall champion, crashed on Saturday in a super-G race after catching a spot of soft snow. She underwent tests in a hospital.

Vonn then raced on Sunday in the combined event, extending her overall lead by finishing in 13th place.

She says she then “went to Barcelona where more precise MRI and CT equipment was available and scans were performed on Tuesday morning.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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