Unclear if Lindsey Vonn's injuries will affect her Olympic hopes

VAIL, CO - NOVEMBER 08: Lindsey Vonn of the U.S. Alpine Ski Team takes the first run to set the pace on the EpicMix Racing Course at Golden Peak on November 8, 2013 in Vail, Colorado.
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VAIL, Colo. - Lindsey Vonn's publicist says the reigning Olympic downhill champion partially tore a ligamentin her surgically repaired right knee during a training crash less than three months before the Sochi Games. 

Lewis Kay said in an email Wednesday that along with a mild strain in the same knee Vonn hurt in a high-speed fall at the world championships in February</a>, she has "minor facial abrasions" and a bruised shoulder blade. 

What was not immediately clear: When Vonn might be able to compete and how Tuesday's injuries might affect her Olympic hopes.

Kay says Vonn will rest for a few days, "then will pursue aggressive physical therapy," before deciding when to try to race. 

Vonn had been aiming to return to World Cup action next week.