McKennis breaks shinbone in downhill crash

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany – American skier Alice McKennis has broken a bone in her right leg after crashing during a World Cup downhill race in Germany.

McKennis received treatment on the slope and was evacuated by helicopter to a hospital and diagnosed with a fracture in the upper shinbone.

Kyle Wilkens, the medical director for the U.S. ski team, said in a statement that McKennis fractured her “right tibial plateau” and she is “stable and will undergo further evaluation to determine the next steps for treatment.”

Tina Maze of Slovenia won the race while American Laurenne Ross finished second for her first career podium finish.

McKennis, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., earned her first World Cup victory in a downhill in January in St. Anton, Austria.