During Tuesday’s super-G, the United State’s Laurenne Ross busted through a panel and had a hard crash, but walked away unscathed. Thursday, the 30-year-old was not as lucky. During a downhill training warm-up, Ross had another significant crash that resulted in a concussion and an injury to her left knee.

Although Ross’s team does not yet think her knee will need to undergo an operation, Ross has had major knee injuries before and plans on potentially sitting it out for the rest of the season, meaning she will have to miss the downhill at World Championships on Sunday.

Ross still plans on getting out to the finish to cheer on her teammates, Alice Merryweather and Lindsey Vonn in the final race of Vonn’s career. The race will air on NBCSN, the Olympic Channel, and NBC Sports Gold at 6:30 am EST.


Associate Editor – Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, Michigan, Mackenzie grew up ski racing all over the Mitten.​ She moved out west in search of mountains and attended the University of Oregon, where she achieved degrees in Journalism and Environmental Science. She raced USCSA and was captain of the UO Alpine Ski Team. She currently resides in Salt Lake City and serves as Associate Editor for Ski Racing Media.