American Lindsey Vonn will compete in Saturday's slalom race at the world championships despite having surgery this week to repair her cut thumb.
She decided to race after testing out her grip during training
runs on Friday. Vonn has already won two golds at the world
championships in Val d'Isere, France.
Vonn sliced her thumb when she grabbed a broken champagne bottle
at a party celebrating her downhill victory on Monday. She traveled
to Austria for surgery to repair a severed tendon.
She missed Thursday's giant slalom and spent two days testing
out a specially designed splint that will enable her to hold her