U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn to take practice run before deciding to compete
Lindsey Vonn clears a gate during the first run of an alpine ski, women's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. (AP / Shinichiro Tanaka)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, November 23, 2012 11:52AM EST
APSEN, Colo. - Lindsey Vonn will take a practice run on the race hill in Aspen on Friday before making any decisions about competing this weekend.
The four-time overall World Cup champion just recently returned to training after missing time with an intestinal issue that landed her in the hospital.
The main concern with Vonn is whether she's completely back to full strength. The Olympic downhill gold medallist spent two nights in the hospital with what she described on Facebook as "some infection in my tummy."
Health permitting, Vonn will step into the starting gate for the giant slalom Saturday and slalom on Sunday. She spent most of last week training in Vail and also squeezed in a downhill practice session at the U.S. Ski Team's speed centre at Copper Mountain.