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U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn out of Thursday's giant slalom

February 11, 2009 |  9:18 am

Lindsey Vonn American Lindsey Vonn, winner of the super-G and Monday's downhill at the world championships in France, is out of tomorrow's giant slalom, the U.S. ski team announced.

Vonn had surgery Tuesday to repair an injury to her right thumb and will have more treatment on that thumb in order to be better prepared for Saturday's slalom.

Giant slalom is the weakest event for Vonn, who never has made a World Cup podium in the discipline.

-- Philip Hersh

Photo: Lindsey Vonn, post surgery. Credit: Kerstin Joensson / Associated Press