Lindsey Vonn, the Olympics gold medalist and four times World Cup winner American skier, will return home for having a surgery on her right knee. On Tuesday at the world championships, she broke a bone in her lower leg and tore two ligaments in the right knee. The surgery will be held next week.
Vonn returned to the team hotel on late Tuesday after being released from the hospital. On Wednesday, she expressed her hope to take part in Russia’s 2014 Sochi Olympics. She also thanked her fans for giving her mental support after the crash on Tuesday. She also ensured that she would work hard for representing America in the next Sochi Olympics.
Neither the U.S. Ski Team nor she had told anything about her departure time from Austria due to extreme media attention. On Wednesday, William Sterett, the team physical, told Associated Press that the skier was in good spirit and was doing well.
Doctors believe that she could be out of the game for at least eight months.