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Lindsey Vonn undergoes surgery on left knee at Steadman Clinic in Vail

'Unfortunately this isn’t an April fools post … but surgery went well and I’m now recovering at home'

When Lindsey Vonn crashed in November at Copper Mountain while training, the winningest female skier in World Cup historycompletely tore her LCL on her left knee. While she pushed through the pain to compete with a brace on her knee, she ultimately had to call it a career after the world championships in February.

“Obviously skiing with a brace this season didn’t go as well as I had hoped,” Vonn wrote in an Instagram post.

On Monday, Vonn underwent surgery to repair her knee with Dr. Robert LaPrade at the Steadman Clinic in Vail.

Despite the injury, Vonn won a bronze medal in the downhill at her final World Championships in February.

“Unfortunately this isn’t an April fools post … but surgery went well and I’m now recovering at home,” Vonn wrote in an Instagram post of her lying in the hospital bed.

Vonn said she put off surgery so that she could fulfill other responsibilities, including hosting her annual Lindsey Vonn Foundation fundraiser in Vail at the end of March in Vail.

“I’m so thankful that I’ve been able to do so much despite all of my injuries and what not, but now all the doors are open and I can really hunker down, work hard and hopefully accomplish something much greater than I did in ski racing,” she said at the fundraiser.




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