Report: Sarah Hendrickson injured right knee in fall
Aug 21, 11:00am EDT
World champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson reportedly broke ligaments in a ski jumping fall on Wednesday.
Hendrickson, 19, suffered a right knee injury that included ligament damage, according to the Italian website wintersport-news.
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The U.S. Ski Team confirmed Hendrickson suffered a right knee injury and was given preliminary check in Germany. She will fly home with the team on Friday and will then be evaluated by doctor here in Utah.
Hendrickson has been considered one of the U.S.’ top gold-medal hopes at the Sochi Olympics. Women’s ski jumping is making its debut at the Winter Games after a long fight to be included on the program.
Hendrickson and Japan’s Sara Takanashi, 16, have a growing rivalry going. Takanashi beat out Hendrickson for the 2012-13 season World Cup title.