Vonn’s injury a major blow for NBC on eve of Olympics

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WHISTLER, British Columbia — Lindsey Vonn says she “took a bunch” of painkillers and used “some creams” to numb her bruised and swollen right shin before an Olympic downhill training run.

Vonn says on her Twitter feed Thursday that “warmup was still very painful” but she thinks she will be able to try the training run.

She was on the mountain Thursday morning for course inspection. The start of the later training run was delayed because of fog that made it hard to see the slope.

It would be the first time Vonn has skied since hurting herself during pre-Olympic training in Austria on Feb. 2. She revealed the injury Wednesday and was questioning if she would be able to ski.

Thursday’s training is the first for women at these Winter Games.