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Vonn puts off return from knee surgery for a month

Still recovering from surgery, Lindsey Vonn decides to skip Saturday's Olympic season opener

Vonn puts off return from knee surgery for a month

Still recovering from right knee surgery, Lindsey Vonn has decided not to race in Saturday's Olympic ski season kickoff in Austria but says she will be back next month

Vonn has been training on the glacier in Soelden for the last week and made her decision on Wednesday.

She'll return at her home races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, from Nov. 29-Dec. 1.

She says, "While I physically feel great, I have decided to not race this weekend and instead will focus on returning in Beaver Creek. I am confident the extra month of training will ultimately put me in the best position to have a successful season."

Vonn shredded her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a crash at the world championships in Schladming last February.

The Sochi Olympics run from Feb. 7-23.


Updated : 2021-03-06 10:12 GMT+08:00