Lindsey Vonn: Not Competing at Sochi Olympics

Posted Tuesday January 7, 2014 10:05 AM GMT

She’s one of the toughest competitors of her generation, but unfortunately Lindsey Vonn's knee won’t allow her to ski in the forthcoming 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

According to the gold medalist’s rep, "Lindsey Vonn will be unable to compete in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.”

"After the incident in Val D'Isere, an MRI showed an MCL sprain, which coupled with the torn ACL, has made it impossible to stabilize her knee and be ready to safely ski again next month."

The spokesperson continued, "She will have surgery shortly and is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2014/15 World Cup season and the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail-Beaver Creek."

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