Lindsey Vonn Injury: Updates on Skier's Knee and Recovery

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2013

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Updates from Tuesday, Jan. 28

NBC's Nick Zaccardi provided a statement from Lindsey Vonn discussing her future in competitive skiing on Today:

“After making the decision not to compete in Sochi, I have actually committed myself to racing through to the next Olympics,” Vonn said on “TODAY” while sitting encumbered by a large right knee brace in Pensacola Beach, Fla., on Tuesday morning. “I’m very motivated. I have a lot that I want to accomplish still. I want to take my time. I felt a little bit rushed last time trying to be back and ready for Sochi.”


“I feel OK,” Vonn said with her adopted dog, Leo, draped over her lap. “I guess I’ve been through this now once before. So I kind of know the drill, unfortunately.”

Vonn later discussed the disappointment of not being able to participate in 2014 Winter Olympics, as documented by Zaccardi:

“It’s going to be so hard,” Vonn said of watching the Olympics rather than competing for the first time since 1998. “It’s already hard enough. You guys run commercials about Sochi every two minutes, and it’s killing me. … It’s going to be really, really hard to watch the Alpine events.”