United States Olympian and skiing star Lindsey Vonn injured her knee and will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics, which take place in Sochi, Russia beginning next month. She tweaked her knee in December and was unable to overcome an injury
Vonn released a statement on her Facebook page:
I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!
On Monday she posted a photo of the screw that was in her knee to her Instagram account with the following caption: “This screw came out of my knee and it was replaced with two biodegradable screws!”