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Vonn 'happy to be back on snow' but still in pain

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (KWWL) - The coach of the U.S. women's ski team says he expects Lindsey Vonn will be going "full-bore" when competition starts and won't miss an event.

Vonn revealed two days ago that she bruised a shin earlier this month while training in Austria. But she was back on the slopes yesterday to test and declared herself "happy to be back on the snow." After taking painkillers and applying a numbing cream to the injury, she said it was "still very painful" but added it was "finally progressing a bit."

The U.S. Ski Team doctor says "everything seems to be resolving.

One physical therapist recommended that Vonn change boots, to get more cushioning where the equipment presses on the bruise, but Vonn's husband says that could also affect her performance and they rejected the idea.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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