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    Lindsey Vonn's Knee Gives Out During Race, Tiger Woods Supports His Girlfriend

    Lindsey Vonn, Tiger Woods FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images

    Lindsey Vonn suffered a setback with her right knee at the Women's World Cup downhill on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Val d'Isere, France.

    The 29-year-old athlete skied out of the race after it looked like she lost her balance, lifting her left ski which put all of her weight on her surgically-repaired right knee. This stumble caused the Olympic gold medalist to miss a gate. After she leaned over in pain and took a brief pause, Vonn finished the run.

    Tiger Woods watched his girlfriend compete from the finish line and was seen wincing after her race mishap.

    "Everything's great besides my knee," Vonn told reporters after the race. "Life is great, I'm really happy that Tiger's here supporting me. Like I said, I'm skiing well and I feel confident, unfortunately my knee isn't holding up the way it should because I have no ACL. That's the only negative thing going on in my life right now, everything else seems to be pretty good."

    The golfer was seen giving Vonn a hand as they left the course.

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    While Vonn's plans for the Sochi Olympics remain uncertain after this latest disappointment, she stressed that she is "not giving up."

    "Bummed about today," she tweeted. "Skiing with no ACL is hard! Will see how it responds over the next few days and then make a plan "

    Vonn suffered serious injuries on Nov. 19, including a mild strain to her right knee, partial tear to her right ACL, minor facial abrasions and scapular contusions from her fall, while training for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, her publicist told E! News at the time. 

    The sports star pursued "aggressive physical therapy" following the incident.

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