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Accident knocks Vonn out of event

Updated: February 11, 2009, 12:55 PM ET
Associated Press

VAL D'ISERE, France -- Lindsey Vonn may be out of the world championships completely after tendon surgery to her right thumb, the result of cutting herself on a broken champagne bottle during a victory celebration.

The U.S. Ski Team said Wednesday that Vonn -- winner of the super-G and Monday's downhill -- is out of Thursday's giant slalom and has been downgraded to a possible starter for Saturday's slalom.

"Vonn received successful minor surgery Tuesday at the Privatklinik Hochrum ...

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