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Lindsey Vonn gives a Twitter update; has taken 'a bunch' of painkillers but will try to take training run

February 11, 2010 | 10:42 am
Lindsey Vonn says on her Twitter feed she “took a bunch” of painkillers and used “some creams” to numb her bruised right shin before an Olympic downhill training run on Thursday.

Fabforum Vonn says that “warmup was still very painful” but she thinks she will be able to try the training run.

The start of the training run was delayed because of fog that made it hard to see the slope.

If she takes her training run, it will be the first time Vonn has skied since hurting herself during pre-Olympic training in Austria on Feb. 2. She has to start (but doesn't have to finish) at least one training run to be eligible to compete in the women's downhill on Feb. 17.

-- Houston Mitchell in Vancouver