Vonn will ski slalom despite broken pinkie

BY foxsports • February 25, 2010

Lindsey Vonn will race in Friday's Olympic slalom wearing a hard-plastic brace to protect her broken right pinkie.

Thomas Vonn, who serves as his wife's adviser and coach, told The Associated Press she tested the injured finger in a series of training runs Thursday. She will wear a mitten over the brace, instead of a racing glove.

Whether Lindsey Vonn will tape her ski pole to her hand hasn't been decided.

Vonn injured her finger in a crash during the first run of the giant slalom Wednesday. She also tweaked her bruised shin and back in the spill. Her husband said she's "a ball of hurt right now," but the pain was "manageable."

Vonn won a gold in downhill and bronze in super-G at these Olympics.

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