Lindsey Vonn is close to returning to her real job.
Vonn, one of the top female skiers in the U.S., will miss the season opening event in Austria, Vonn said. She added that she hopes to make her debut early next year back in the U.S.
“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 via 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.”
Vonn tore up her knee in an accident in February. After surgery, he has spent the majority of her time in rehab, which included riding and walking about 5 miles a day as part of the gallery for boyfriend Tiger Woods.
“I will go home to Vail and continue my preparation for the Beaver Creek races and my ultimate goal in February!”
There’s no word whether Woods, who typically skips the first few months of the golf season, will accompany Vonn to Beaver Creek for her first race back. Woods has knee and back issues himself, and climbing up and down the slopes to watch Vonn race in the cold doesn’t seem to suit him.
Besides, growing up in California and living in Florida, Woods probably doesn’t even own a hoodie.