Vonn not ruling out potential for quick recovery

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Lindsey Vonn. Photo: MGNOnline

Lindsey Vonn. Photo: MGNOnline

DENVER — While Lindsey Vonn will not compete next weekend in Beaver Creek after the Olympic skier partially tore her right ACL Tuesday, she does hope to return to competition in time for the World Cup.

The World Cup in Lake Louise, Alberta, is in two weeks.

Vonn’s longtime doctor, Bill Sterett, released a statement Friday saying “Lindsey is recovering very quickly from abrasions to her face and contusions to her shoulder blade. Beyond that, she has a stable knee with an MRI finding of a partial tear of her ACL graft. With therapy, she is progressing well while not losing any of the strength she worked so hard to achieve.”

On Facebook Vonn wrote to her fans thanking them for support.

“It has been a very difficult few days and your positive messages have helped tremendously,” she wrote. “Rehab is going well and I am working as hard as I can to race in Lake Louise in a few weeks. Thank you again, I’m proud to have the best fans in the world! Love, Lindsey.”

Vonn had reconstructive surgery on the knee earlier in the year, and was slowly trying to work her way back to health, eying the World Championships in Beaver Creek as a return date.

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