Lindsey Vonn: American skier fractures arm in training crash

Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn won gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics

American skier Lindsey Vonn has undergone surgery after "severely" fracturing her right arm in a crash while training in Colorado.

It is the second serious injury in 2016 for the 2010 Olympic downhill champion.

The 32-year-old broke her leg in March while leading the Alpine skiing World Cup and missed the rest of the season.

"While I am beyond frustrated by this latest setback, at least my knees are ok," Vonn said in a post on her Facebook page on Friday.

The four-time overall World Cup champion added: "I had successful surgery last night in Vail and everyone took great care of me."

Vonn says she will return to action "as soon as possible".

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Lindsey Vonn posted X-rays of her fractured arm on her Facebook page

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