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Posted: Feb 24, 6:27p ET | Updated: Feb 24, 7:33p ET

Vonn crashes and breaks her right pinkie

WHISTLER (AP) -- The U.S. Olympic team says Lindsey Vonn has broken her right pinkie after crashing out in the first run of the giant slalom race.

Vonn lost control around a right turn in the middle section of the course Wednesday, got twisted around, landed hard on her left hip and crashed backward into the safety netting.

An injury report from Jim Moeller, the chief medical officer of the U.S. Olympic Team, said Vonn had not yet decided if she will race her final event at the Vancouver Games, Friday's slalom.

According to Dr. Moeller, Vonn has a non-displaced fracture of the proximal phalanx of the small finger in her right hand.
 

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