Lindsey Vonn: American skier returns to action nine weeks after surgery

Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn has 76 World Cup race victories and is a four-time overall champion

Former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn is set to return to competition just nine weeks after severely fracturing her right arm.

Vonn, 32, had surgery after injuring her arm in a training crash in Colorado in November.

She will compete at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee in Austria on 14 January.

"It's been a tough three months with over 300 hours of rehabilitation but being able to compete again makes it worth it," she told Eurosport.

"I have already missed a few races but hopefully I can overcome that and still make a run at some World Cup titles," she added.

In February 2016 she raced with a hairline fracture of her knee, before the injury subsequently forced her to stop competing.

She also suffered a serious knee injury in 2013 which caused her to miss much of the season in both that year and 2014.

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