Vonn putting off knee surgery for hope of comeback

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 1, 2013 at 10:11 am •  Published: December 1, 2013
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VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn says she needs another operation on her right knee but hopes to put it off until after the Sochi Olympics.

Vonn partially tore one of her reconstructed knee ligaments during a crash in training two weeks ago at Copper Mountain. She is seeing if she can ski without another procedure, but at some point "surgery is going to have to happen."

On a chilly Sunday morning, Vonn took three aggressive runs through the super-G course in her race suit. Afterward, she said her surgically repaired knee feels "really good."

So much so that Vonn will travel to Lake Louise, Alberta, this week for downhill training. If training goes well, she will race for the first time since her high-speed accident at the world championships in February.


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