Lindsey Vonn Suffers Fractured Ankle In New Zealand Training Crash

Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, shows the alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G and downhill's disciplines trophies as she poses on the podium, at the World Cup finals in Meribel, France, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)
Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, shows the alpine ski, women’s World Cup super-G and downhill’s disciplines trophies as she poses on the podium, at the World Cup finals in Meribel, France, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Armando Trovati)

Lindsey Vonn broke an ankle bone in a training crash in New Zealand, she announced Thursday.

It is the latest setback for Vonn, who returned from serious leg injuries to set the all-time women’s World Cup win record last season. She also won her seventh World Cup downhill title.

Vonn, who was in a second week in New Zealand for her first on-snow training ahead of the new season, did not say which ankle was damaged.

The 30-year-old Vonn has said she will continue racing through the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

SOURCE: The Associated Press