Vonn: I'll Be Back in Time for Olympics
But injury has her out for the rest of this season
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2013 11:35 AM CST
In this photo taken Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, US ski racer Lindsey Vonn attends a press conference in Schladming, Austria.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Despite the fact that Lindsey Vonn was airlifted out of a race yesterday after suffering a major knee injury, the US Ski and Snowboard Association expects her to recover in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Over at the Los Angeles Times, Chris Dufresne is skeptical, speculating that the skier could perhaps be "an official greeter in a walking cast" at the Games, but he goes on to note that you can't really doubt Vonn: She "may have movie star looks but she’s also tougher than a $1 steak and one of the most competitive athletes I have ever covered," he writes.

That said, the injury is serious: She suffered ACL and MCL tears in her right knee and a break in her shinbone, and will be out for the rest of the season. People reports that, in a statement to the Today show, Vonn said she will have surgeries "soon" and promised to "work as hard as humanly possible to be ready to represent my country next year in Sochi." No word on whether Tiger Woods is by her side.

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thenet95
Feb 11, 2013 11:19 AM CST
Hahaha I hope she breaks both her legs and will not compete in 2014. That's what you get for going for ugly jig tiger woods. Another dumb white trash who needs money. Yes we know why her husband divorced her and also she owes 1.5 million in back taxes so tiger will give her money. Yup sounds like a trash dumb white chick. her husband divorced her. Never trust white women. All they care is your money. I Hope she listens to her family and friends saying to her never go for or trust blacks because it's true. Watch movie Durango.
right2dave
Feb 7, 2013 7:01 AM CST
She better be or Tiger will move on to another one of his hoes!
MDD
Feb 7, 2013 6:04 AM CST
Vonn: "I'll Be Back in Time for Olympics" We'll have a wheel chair for you to go home in.