By Howard Berkes

Lindsey Vonn complained that her right shin was still very painful as she tried to win her second second gold medal at the Vancouver Winter Games.

Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish area during the downhill portion of the Super Combined event at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. (EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP/Getty Images)

After skiing to the lead in the downhill portion of the Super Combined event this morning, Lindsey Vonn told reporters near the finish line that her injured shin "is not good. It's really hurting and I'm just struggling with it. [It] was, yeah, definitely the most pain its been since I started skiing on it. But there's nothing really I can do. Y'know, I just have to try to do therapy and try to tough it out today and then tomorrow will be a good day off. And then hopefully then I'll be ready for the Super-G."

Vonn skis this afternoon in the slalom portion of the Super Combined. That requires quick turns through gates, which could prove more painful for that injured shin.

As she left the downhill this morning, she was visibly limping and actually climbed over a four-foot fence to reach a snow covered track. She then clipped into her skis and skied out of the area, perhaps because that was less painful then walking out in her stiff boots.

categories: Winter Olympics

3:58 - February 18, 2010