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URGENT ¥¥¥ Alpine skiing: Vonn out for season after heavy crash

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US skier Lindsey Vonn has been ruled out for the season after sustaining ruptured cruciate ligaments in her right knee when she crashed heavily in the world super-G race on Tuesday, organisers said.

The 28-year-old media starlet, one of global sport's most recognisable and marketable female figures, landed on the side of her ski after a jump during the opening super-G race here, and flipped over before crashing into a safety gate.

Vonn received 12 minutes of on-slope medical help before she was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

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