Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn crashed during a training run at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Tuesday and was taken to nearby Vail to see her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Bill Sterrett — the doctor who previously operated on her knee.
Vonn’s publicist said, “We expect to have clarity on the situation in the next 24 hours.”
Tiger Woods’ girlfriend had major knee surgery following a skiing accident on February 5 for a torn ACL and MCL plus a fractured tibia.
Since resuming her training schedule, the athlete has indicated that the surgically repaired right knee is 100% and she has suffered no pain or swelling.
Regarding the new injury, U.S. Ski Team spokesman Tom Kelly reports, “We have not reason to believe it’s anything significant right now.”
Vonn has been busy training for her comeback race slated for Nov. 29 at the World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek, Colorado, but she is also focused on a much bigger event coming up in Russia.
The women’s downhill at the Sochi Olympics is on Feb. 12, and Vonn indicates that has been her main focus since returning to the training slopes.
Already an Olympic gold medalist, Lindsey admits, “I feel like the pressure is off. My childhood dream was to win the Olympics, and I’ve done that. Everything else is icing on the cake.”
She recently did a guest appearance with David Letterman and last weekend took in some NFL action on the sidelines of the Denver Broncos game with her boyfriend Tiger Woods.
Photos: Twitter-Lindsey Vonn, WENN