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Despite Knee Injury, Vonn Aims For Overall Title

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Lindsey Vonn of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill Training on December 16, 2010 in Val Doisere, France.  (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Lindsey Vonn of USA in action during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women’s Downhill Training on December 16, 2010 in Val Doisere, France. (Photo by Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) – Lindsey Vonn won’t allow a suspected sprained MCL in her left knee to sideline her season.

The U.S. skier has competed in pain before, winning the downhill at the Vancouver Olympics last winter on a badly bruised shin.

But trailing in the standings remains quite foreign. Vonn sits 145 points behind friend and rival Maria Riesch of Germany, a gap that Vonn’s convinced she can still make up.

Vonn suffered her knee injury trying to recover from a big mistake in a downhill race last Saturday, only to return the next day and win a super-G event.

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