Olympic champ Shiffrin heads home with knee injury
(Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin is returning to the United States and will seek a consultation to determine how badly she injured her knee in Sweden, the Olympic and double world slalom champion said on Saturday.
The 20-year-old, who won the season's first two World Cup slalom races in Aspen in her home state of Colorado two weeks ago, will fly home on Sunday after crashing before a World Cup event in Are.
"I have at least MCL (medial collateral ligament) injury and bone bruising, hopefully no additional injury," she said in a Facebook posting.
"Full diagnosis and recovery predictions after I'll see a doctor at home."
Shiffrin won the slalom at the 2013 and 2015 world championships and the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)
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