The winningest female World Cup racer in history severely fractured the humerus bone in her right arm during a training session on November 10 at Copper Mountain in Colorado. “It was by far the most painful injury I have ever had by a long shot,” Vonn said. “I could feel my bone hitting together, hitting the nerves, it was brutal.” Asked what was going through her mind when she was on the ground, Vonn said: “I thought are you kidding me, how do I keep doing this.” Vonn was speaking in an interview aired by NBC on Saturday during the World Cup races in Killington, Vermont. Much of Vonn’s success is a result of her fearless attacking style but she was surprised that such a serious injury came from a training run. “I try to limit my risks as much as I can but unfortunately it is a high risk sport, even when I am not pushing it, anything can happen. I accept that, but the last few years have been very tough.” Indeed, this is the fourth time in the last five years a serious injury will limit her season. In the last three years she has had two fractures of her tibia, a broken ankle, a shattered arm, three torn knee ligaments and undergone two major knee surgeries. This latest major setback happened on the same mountain where she crashed three years ago and tore her anterior cruciate ligament which forced her to miss the 2014 Sochi Games. Vonn underwent surgery to repair the broken arm bone and she fully expects to resume her storied career which has seen her win 76 World Cup titles. But the 32-year-old American also admitted that retirement crossed her mind. “It’s definitely starting, I wouldn’t say getting me down, but frustrates me,” she said.
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sc In the opening possession from Mercedes-Benz Superdome – one of the game’s loudest environments – Goff took a snap from the shotgun and tossed a perfect, 24-yard lob to 5-foot-8 receiver Tavon Austin , giving the Rams an early 7-0 lead. It completed a drive that began with a 31-yard catch-and-run to running back Todd Gurley and also included a 17-yard back-shoulder throw to primary receiver Kenny Britt . my website“We got a good look; a look we kind of expected on that play,” Goff said. “I actually didn’t think it was going to be complete when I threw it. I thought I threw it a little bit inside, but he made a good play on it.” Goff also lost a fumble deep in his own territory and later threw his first career interception, on a short pass intended for tight end Lance Kendricks . But the latter came in the second half, with a third-string left tackle, Andrew Donnal , forced into action and the Saints’ offense increasingly putting the game out of reach. Later in the first half, Goff completed a six-yard pass to Britt on a slant route immediately after Aaron Donald’s strip-sack gave the Rams optimal field position. And just before halftime, Goff capped an impressive eight-play, 79-yard drive with a 15-yard pass to Kendricks, making him the first Rams quarterback since Sam Bradford in 2010 with three touchdown passes in one half. Goff finished his first road game 20 of 32 for 214 yards – but he remains winless as a starter.
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