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Injured dog has a new home with Olympic skier, Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn with her new friend
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According to Wednesday's publication of Fox Sports, Olympic gold medal skier, Lindsey Vonn, has just proven that she has a heart of gold after heading to a Florida animal shelter to adopt a homeless, injured dog.

The 29-year-old champion skier's new friend is a handsome, brindle mixed breed dog named "Leo," who was apparently injured after being struck by a car; like Vonn, he has a bad knee.

Vonn adopted the injured pup just a day after announcing that her own bum knee, which was injured in a devastating crash, would prevent her from participating in the upcoming Olympic games in Sochi which kick off on Feb. 7.

Vonn Tweeted about her new companion:

Leo brightened my day-adopted him from an animal shelter.Has a bum knee bc a car hit him #bumkneebuddies #puppylove

According to the New York Daily News, Leo was adopted from Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic in Jupiter, Fla.

Thanks to Vonn, Leo will have every opportunity to fully recover from his leg injury; according to the New Daily News, he is going to see an orthopedic surgeon to see what can be done to repair his wounded leg.

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