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Lindsey Vonn on Knee Injury: 'I'm Confident It's Going to Be Okay'

Lindsey Vonn on Her Knee Injury: 'I'm Confident It's Going to Be Okay'

Originally posted 11/27/2013 10:25AM

The Comeback Kid remains confident.

After partially tearing her ACL in a training accident on Nov. 19, downhill racing champ Lindsey Vonn told Today that she is guardedly optimistic she'll be ready to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics, which begins in just 72 days.

"I'm confident it's going to be okay," the 2010 gold medalist, 29, told Matt Lauer about her knee. "At this point, that's all I can do, is stay positive. I'm kind of out of options at this point. I hope I can continue racing."

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Lindsey Vonn: Injury Is Only a Temporary Setback

Lindsey Vonn on Her Skiing Injury: This Is Only a Temporary Setback

Originally posted 11/22/2013 05:00PM

Lindsey Vonn might have been knocked down during a crash on the ski slopes of Colorado on Tuesday, but don't count her out.

The Olympic downhill racing champ posted an update on her Facebook page on Friday telling fans that she hoped to be back on her skis very soon.

"Rehab is going well and I am working as hard as I can to race in Lake Louise in a few weeks," she wrote.

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Lindsey Vonn Hurt in Training Crash

UpdatePosted 11/19/2013 04:45PM

Lindsey Vonn Hurt in Training Crash

Originally posted 11/19/2013 03:55PM

Reigning Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn crashed Tuesday while training for her return to racing following major knee surgery.

"Lindsey crashed earlier this morning while training at Copper Mountain in Colorado. She was not admitted to the hospital and is currently being evaluated by Dr. Sterett back in Vail," her rep tells PEOPLE.

"We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours. We will provide updates when we know more and appreciate your patience."

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Zac Efron Hits the Gym with His Broken Jaw

Zac Efron Hits the Gym with His Broken Jaw

Originally posted 11/15/2013 09:30AM

His jaw may be broken, but Zac Efron still has the rest of his body to think about.

Just four days after slipping on a puddle and getting stitches, the buff That Awkward Moment star, 26, was spotted working out in Venice, Calif., on Thursday evening.

"He looked great," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "But it was all business. He was concentrating on hitting the weights hard."

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Dario Franchitti Retiring from Racing Due to Crash Injuries

Dario Franchitti Retiring from Racing Due to Crash Injuries

Originally posted 11/14/2013 06:30PM

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti says doctors have told him he can no longer race because of injuries from an IndyCar crash last month.

Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The accident occurred on the last lap, when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence.

The 40-year-old underwent two surgeries on his ankle and recently returned home to Scotland to recover.

Franchitti Tweeted a statement on Thursday, calling it "a sad day but I'm eternally grateful."

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Jake Gyllenhaal Briefly Hospitalized After Punching Mirror on Set

Jake Gyllenhaal Punches Mirror on Set, Is Briefly Hospitalized

Originally posted 11/14/2013 11:45AM

Jake Gyllenhaal was sent to the emergency room after punching a mirror on the Los Angeles set of his new film Nightcrawler Wednesday morning.

"Jake flipped out," a Nightcrawler source tells PEOPLE. "His character was looking into a mirror during the scene and punched the mirror in anger and broke it, cutting himself so bad he had to be taken to a hospital."

And while a source close to Gyllenhaal, 32, confirms the actor received stitches in the emergency room, the source says the reason for the incident was nothing more than a moment in character during an intense scene after an 18-hour day.

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Zac Efron's Jaw Wired Shut After Fall

Zac Efron Breaks Jaw In Fall at Home

Originally posted 11/12/2013 07:15PM

Just when things were looking up for Zac Efron, the handsome actor suffered another setback.

The recently rehabbed Parkland star, 26, broke his jaw on Sunday at his Los Angeles-area home, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

The insider also confirms that Efron, who slipped on a puddle, has his mouth wired shut and received stitches from a gash he suffered. Plans to promote upcoming film That Awkward Moment have been postponed.

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Children's Hospital Patients Lip-Sync to Katy Perry's 'Roar': Watch the Touching Video

Children's Hospital Patients Lip-Sync to Katy Perry's 'Roar': Watch the Touching Video

Originally posted 10/23/2013 07:30AM

Thousands of lip-dub videos are uploaded to YouTube every day, and we wouldn't be surprised to hear that a few hundred are dedicated to covering Katy Perry's hit song "Roar."

But this video is different. It celebrates the deeper meaning behind Perry's song and proves that a bunch of children can be brave, strong and beat the odds – and have fun while they're at it.

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Usher's Ex Is 'Angry' But Doesn't Blame Him for Son's Pool Accident

Tameka Foster Doesn't Blame Usher for Son's Pool Accident

Originally posted 08/14/2013 10:35AM

Tameka Foster says she doesn't blame her ex-husband Usher for a pool accident that sent her oldest son to the hospital on Aug. 5. But she is angry that it happened when he was away and she was not there to protect the boy herself.

Speaking to Good Morning America's Dan Abrams on Wednesday, Foster, 42, recounted the dreaded phone call she got from Usher, 34, saying it brought her back to the moment when she lost her son Kile Glover last year in a jet ski accident on Georgia's Lake Lanier.

"I said, 'I've had this call before,' " Foster said Wednesday. "I didn't blame him for it. I was just angry that it happened on his watch. Never have my children been injured on my watch."

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Brandi Glanville's Really Bad Week Includes Too Much Booze & a Broken Hand | Brandi Glanville

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Brandi Glanville Breaks Her Hand Days After Drunken Wardrobe Malfunction

Originally posted 07/12/2013 11:20AM

It's been a tough few days for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville.

The vivacious and candid mom of two, 40, kicked off her week on Monday night at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, where she partied with pals.

There, she got a little too tipsy and had a wardrobe malfunction of sorts, exposing her breast and also her black thong underwear – with photographers capturing the moment, TMZ reported.

As she Tweeted afterward, "I got drunk with my gays, it's not murder... everyone kept sending us drinks. I was being polite."

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