U.S. Olympic Skiier Lindsey Vonn Withdraws From the Winter Olympics

Posted on January 7, 2014

U.S. Olympic skiier Lindsey Vonn has withdrawn from the Winter Olympics in Sochi due to her ongoing kneed troubles. She posted the bad news on her Facebook page:

"I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I'm having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!

XO Lindsey"

This is not unexpected, but it's still a blow for her. CNN reports:

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