Lindsey Vonn suffered multiple injuries in her accident on Tuesday at the Alpine World Championships in Austria. According to People on Feb. 6, Vonn is facing surgery but she is positive she will be ready for the Sochi Olympics next year.
Vonn lost her balance after launching off a jump midway down the track on Tuesday. The loss of balance caused Vonn to collide with a gate. Vonn tore her anterior cruciate ligament and medial ligament in her right knee. Vonn also broke a bone which was a lateral tibial plateau fracture, which is essentially a broken shinbone. This type of break will affect stability and motion.
Doctors are speculating that Vonn is facing six to eight months of recuperation and rehab before she will even be back up on skis. Vonn was very upbeat though and back in her hotel a couple hours after the accident. She was already planning out her rehab and her next steps.
Lindsey Vonn has a long road ahead of her but it is good that she is positive and even planning on competing in the Sochi Olympics next year. Vonn plans on returning to Vali as soon as she has the necessary surgeries. Hopefully Vonn will have a fast recovery and be back on skis in no time.