Another injured American skier

While all the attention -- and rightfully so -- has been focused on Lindsey Vonn, another American skier has suffered an injury.

The women's downhill training run was canceled today because of thick fog and low visibility after only two skiers went down the mountain, but only one made it safely -- Italy's Lucia Recchia.

American Stacey Cook was airlifted for treatment following a crash.

"Stacey has been released from the Whistler Olympic Village Polyclinic and her prognosis is good," U.S. Olympic team chief medical officer Dr. Jim Moeller said in a statement. "She's undergone a complete evaluation by our medical team in Whistler and has received diagnostic x-rays and a CT scan, which all came back negative. We expect her to have some pain and stiffness over the next 24 to 48 hours, but provided she does well with treatment, we expect that she'll make a full recovery. We'll continue to evaluate her and work with the U.S. Ski Team to try and get her back competing as quickly as possible."

The USOC said Cook landed on the back of her skis off the top jump while skiing in good visibility and crashed into the safety fencing. As a standard precaution and part of the normal protocol at Whistler Creekside, she was evacuated from the mountain by helicopter.

Cook will continue to be evaluated and hasn't been ruled out for Friday's training run scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. local time. Two more women’s training sessions are scheduled for Friday and Saturday before Sunday’s super-combined race.
 

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