Lindsey Vonn says she will miss Sochi Olympics because of knee injury

Lindsey Vonn To Miss Sochi Winter Olympics With Knee Injury
Lindsey Vonn To Miss Sochi Winter Olympics With Knee Injury


This morning Lindsey Vonn announced that she will miss Sochi Olympics because of her knee injury.

"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," Vonn said in a statement according to Today.com.

She continued, "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!"

The gold medalist underwent major knee surgery 11 months ago after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in her right knee and fracturing her tibia in a crash in Schlamding, Austria, in the Alpine skiing world championships.