Tags: lindsey vonn | delaying | return | knee | injury

Lindsey Vonn Delays Return to Slopes After Knee Injury

Image: Lindsey Vonn Delays Return to Slopes After Knee Injury Lindsey Vonn works out with Red Bull coach Martin Hager in Vail, Colo., Aug. 28, 2013.

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 06:18 AM

By Ken Mandel

Skier Lindsey Vonn is delaying her return to the slopes until late November, so she can continue recovering from surgery on her right knee.

Vonn won't participate in Saturday's season-opening race in Austria. The 29-year-old announced her decision after training on the glacier in Soelden for the past week.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

"While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend, and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)," Vonn told The Associated Press. "I am confident the extra month of training will ultimately put me in the best position to have a successful season." 

Vonn, the Olympic downhill champion and four-time World Cup winner, hasn't competed since tearing her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a February crash at the world championships in Schladming. Her goal is to compete in top form at the Sochi Olympics in February.

Competing at Beaver Creek was Vonn's original goal, but a training camp in Portillo, Chile, in August made her consider pushing up her timetable.

Vonn has three World Cup giant slalom championships, as well as 29 in downhill, 20 in super-G, two in slalom, and five in combined. She needs three more wins to tie the 62 World Cup race victories of Austrian skier Annemarie Moser-Proell.

"My training camp in Soelden went very well and I made great progress but I feel that I need more training before I start racing again, which means the Soelden race is not in the cards this year," Vonn said on her website. "Patience is not my strong suit so not racing is very hard for me but it will only make me more excited for the next one. I will go home to Vail and continue my preparation for the Beaver Creek races and my ultimate goal in February!" 

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

Lindsey Vonn Hits Ski Slopes Again After Championships Accident

Lindsey Vonn 100 Percent Healed, Ready To Hit Chilean Ski Slopes

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Chris Christie Falling Off a Chair: Newly Released Clip Is a Viral Gem

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:23 PM

The Internet delivered a gem of a video Friday when Philadelphia radio station 94WIP released a never-before-seen clip o . . .

Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit; Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 13:07 PM

A Delta Air Lines pilot got locked out of the cockpit during a routine flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas Thursday, fo . . .

Dragon Dinosaur in China With 50-Foot Neck Didn't Breathe Fire

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 12:23 PM

The remains of a dragon dinosaur that stalked Earth 160 million years ago have been found in southwestern China, accordi . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved