Sarah Hendrickson plans return

Updated: October 1, 2013, 9:36 PM ET
By Bonnie D. Ford | ESPN.com

PARK CITY, Utah -- Ski jumping world champion Sarah Hendrickson, grounded by a crash landing on a spectacular training jump in August, said she is confident she will be fit enough to jump by mid-January and hopes to make the Olympic team.

Hendrickson, 19, spoke to reporters at the Olympic Media Summit in her hometown with her right leg propped up on a chair and encased in a heavy brace. That encumbrance will come off next week, six weeks after she underwent surgery to reconstruct her anterior ...

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