Lindsey Vonn Suffers Horrific Ski Accident

[Video] The gold medalist had to be airlifted to immediate medical care Tuesday at the World Championships.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

An incredibly scary moment happened Tuesday in Austria at the World Championships when American skiier Lindsey Vonn took a nasty dive in the super-G event at the 2013 World Championships in Austria.

Please take warning, this video isn't easy to watch.

According to reports, doctors were able to determine on site that Vonn tore her MCL, ACL and suffered a tibial plauteau fracture, resulting from the violent twisting of her knee in the accident. If you're not sure what such an injury would look like, I do not dare you to 'google image' it — just use your imagination.

Vonn was airlifted to a hospital after laying on the course for 12 minutes.

This accident now puts Vonn — a two-time Olympic medalist and two-time World Champion — in serious jeopardy for the upcoming 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.

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