Feb 11, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn is recovering after knee surgery Sunday to repair her right ACL and MCL and a fractured lateral tibial plateau, all of which all injured during a fall in Austria last Tuesday. And while her doctor, U.S. Women’s Alpine Ski Team Head Physician Dr. Bill Sterett, said it was too early for a specific prognosis, he was optimistic about Vonn’s recovery.
“The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Modern surgical techniques combined with aggressive rehabilitation will help Lindsey make a full recovery. She will do everything in her power to return as quickly as possible to competitive skiing.”
Vonn’s surgery took place exactly one year before the women’s alpine events start in Sochi next February, and aims to be back on the slopes in championship form well before the Games roll around.
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