Lindsey Vonn is headed back to the mountain.
The Olympic skier has been sidelines since she tore a ligament in her right knee back in February. Vonn underwent reconstructive surgery and has been rehabbing her knee for the last six month. And now she’s ready to rejoin her team.
Vonn is scheduled to join the US Ski Team in Chile this weekend for a training camp.
The two-time World Champion was recently cleared by her doctors and she’s ready to hit the mountain. The NY Daily News reports that Vonn is scheduled to do a few easy test runs with the team but the Olympic skier is hoping to challenge herself.
Vonn said: “But my expectations are sometimes a little bit out of whack… It’s about 98 percent equal (to the good knee).”
After her injury, Vonn vowed that she would be back and ready to compete before the Sochi Olympics. The skier isn’t in competition shape yet but she’s getting a little closer every day.
Vonn said that she’s already eyeing a return this November to compete at Beaver Creek. That will give her three competitive months to prepare for the Olympics.
Martin Hager, Vonn’s trainer, said that he didn’t know when Vonn would be back and competing. At the moment, Hager is just hoping that she can ski down the hill without her knee swelling.
Hager said: “She’s doing great. We’re happy with her progress from her knee injury. We’re very happy. (Getting down the hill) will be the focus for the first few days. Just skiing without any pain. No reaction of the knee. That will be the most important factor.”
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