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Lindsey Vonn ready to return to ski racing

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 1/11/2017 by USA TODAY Sports
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Lindsey Vonn is ready to make her latest comeback after injury. 

Vonn told Eurosport she's planning to compete at this week's World Cup stop at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Austria. There's a downhill race Saturday followed by a combined on Sunday. She hasn't raced this season after breaking a bone in her right arm in November.

“Words cannot describe how excited I am to be returning to the slopes this week," she said, according to Eurosport. "It’s been a tough three months with over 300 hours of rehabilitation but being able to go fast and compete again makes all of the hard work with it.

"I am thrilled to make my return at Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, a place that I have had incredible success, including breaking the World Cup Downhill win record in front of Annemarie Moser-Pröll last year. I have already missed a few races but hopefully I can overcome that and still make a run at some World Cup titles."

She has 76 World Cup wins and is just 10 shy of the all-time record held by Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn has said she wants to be in top form by the world championships, which begin Feb. 6 in St. Moritz.

Shortly after she suffered her arm injury in November, Vonn was doing one-arm pull-ups in a Snapchat post. She admitted she needed to be more patient with her recovery.

“I got in trouble with those,” Vonn said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports last month. “I was up there and it felt really good. My therapist wasn’t with me. I want to train harder, and work harder. It feels really good but as (Winninger) stated, the screws and plate could shift, so I should probably not be doing that.

“I know the drill, but I need to exercise a little bit more patience, I suppose. Not my strong suit. But at least it’s my arm and not my leg or knee. I’ve been working with Lindsay (Winninger) for a long time, so she knows me pretty well. Still, if I feel good, I want to do stuff. She’s usually the one who keeps me in check. If she’s not there, I get in trouble.”

PHOTOS: LINDSEY VONN, ON AND OFF THE SLOPES

Lindsey Vonn of the US is pictured during a training session of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on January 14, 2017 in Zauchensee, Austria. / AFP / APA AND EXPA / Johann GRODER / Austria OUT        (Photo credit should read JOHANN GRODER/AFP/Getty Images) Lindsey Vonn, on and off the slopes
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