Last week, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn shredded her ACL and was forced to have surgery to repair the damage. She had that surgery and gave an update to her fans across the world, letting them know that everything went okay and her road to recovery has already begun.
Success! Surgery went very well yesterday and I’m recovering at home in vail with my family. I want to sincerely thank everyone for their well wishes these last few days. It’s going to be a long and hard road back but I will be back!! Xoxo Lv @gopro #postsergurypic #idontlikehospitalpics
Vonn may not like hospital pics, but she took one anyways that showed her surrounded by family in a bed with her leg wrapped. But while she may look out of it now, Vonn is projected to be ready as to hit the slopes again as soon as the start of the 2013 World Cup season this November.
“In all honesty, the first few months will be me trying to pull the reins back on Lindsey [rather] than having to push her, in terms of therapy,” said Dr. Bill Sterett, the surgeon who performed Vonn’s procedure on Sunday. “But I can’t emphasize enough how upbeat she’s been through all of this. She’s very goal-oriented. She’s got her sights set on these next two years.”
When the injury happened, many feared that Vonn wouldn’t be ready in time for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but that now seems like an easy target. The road to recovery is still a long and difficult one, but it sounds like Vonn is going to be back and ready to go in no time, which is the best news she’s heard in a while.