Former American Ski Racer Lindsey Vonn Undergoes Knee Surgery

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Lindsey Vonn’s knee being prepped for surgery. | Picture: Lindsey Vonn Instagram

Ex-ski racer Lindsey Vonn has undergone another knee surgery. The extent of her knee injuries from competitive ski racing had forced Vonn in 2019 to retire, who admittedly found it harder and harder to bounce back from each injury. The 38-year-old posted from the hospital pre- and post-op and seemed in good spirits. According to her own story, the surgery went well, but the legendary skier looked exhausted and drowsy from the anesthesia.

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Lindsey Vonn in a wheelchair post-op, sounding woozy and exhausted from the surgery. | Picture: Lindsey Vonn Instagram

She shared the following update on her broadcast channel on Instagram: “I had another knee surgery yesterday, and it went well. I’ve been dealing with all the damage from my ski racing career and have been trying to manage the pain as best I can. This surgery is hopefully a big step to help me long term. We still have work to do and most likely another surgery, but I hope this will help me for a bit. Feeling excited about this step and hopefully being in less pain so I can do the things I love.”

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One of the best ski racers of all time, Lindsey Vonn, with 82 World Cup victories. | Picture: USSkiTeam Instagram

With 82 World Cup victories, Lindsey Vonn remains one of the most successful skiers of all time. She is second only to Mikaela Shiffrin in terms of most female World Cup podiums, having placed 137 times, while Shiffrin has podiumed 138 times. She has won the Overall Alpine title a total of five times and has won seven World Championship titles in her 13-year career.

Just a day before the surgery, the American legend posted pictures of herself on a boat with her dog Jade, a Belgian Malinode, stating she was trying to squeeze in a last fun day before her surgery. 

We wish her a speedy recovery and hope she can get onto physiotherapy soon to maximize her outcomes from the surgery. We are sure she will keep us posted.

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Lindsey Vonn and her dog Jade, a Belgian Malinode. | Picture: Lindsey Vonn Instagram

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