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Lindsey Vonn's thumb injury puts her season in doubt

February 12, 2009 | 10:34 am

Lindsey Vonn U.S skier Lindsey Vonn will wait to see if she can ski without "extreme pain'' in training before deciding whether to compete in Saturday's slalom, the final women's race at the world championships in Val d'Isere, France.

Vonn, who won Monday's downhill, said today that the condition of the thumb -- which she cut while opening a Champagne bottle Monday at a victory party -- could compromise the rest of her season.

Speaking about the party, Vonn said what "was supposed to be a wonderful night turned into total chaos.''

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Photo: Lindsey Vonn at today's news conference. Credit: Frank Fife / AFP / Getty Images