Vonn gone: Skier out for season after scary crash

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  • Skier in serious accident in Austria
  • Lindsey Vonn suffers 'complex knee injury'
USA Lindsey Vonn competes during the women's Super-G event of the 2013 Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria on February 5, 2013.

U.S. alpine skier and 2010 Olympic gold medal winner Lindsey Vonn suffered a "complex knee injury" Tuesday after she crashed on a race course in Austria.

Vonn was competing in the opening day of the Super-G event at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming when she hurt her right leg. She was later airlifted from the race course to a hospital.

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's website says Vonn has been ruled out for the rest of the season, but she is expected to return for the 2013-14 World Cup campaign and next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi. 

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