It’s great news for Lindsey! The Olympic skiier had to undergo serious ACL reconstructive surgery, but according to a rep statement, she is fully recovering.
After suffering from a serious knee injury in February 2013, then another in December, Lindsey Vonn sadly had to drop out of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. However, on Jan. 14, the 29-year-old athlete underwent surgery and is now fully recovering.
Lindsey Vonn Recovering
“Lindsey Vonn underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery yesterday. Dr. Jim Andrews performed the procedure and expects her to make a full recovery in time for next year’s World Championships in Vail, Colorado,” her rep said in a statement to HollywoodLife.com.
On Jan. 7, Lindsey posted a Facebook message announcing that she couldn’t compete in this year’s Olympics:
I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!
While it’s sad that Lindsey can’t compete, it’s great that she’s recovering for next year! On Jan. 15, she posted a photo of her laying in bed with her (huge) dog, captioned “Surgery went well and I’m resting with loved ones.”
Then on Jan. 16, she posted a pic of her legs, one all bandaged up. She captioned it, “Therapy. Day 2 #IWILL.”
It’s great that she has such a good, positive attitude!
— Emily Longeretta