Lindsey Vonn To Miss Alpine Ski World Cup In Austria

Lindsay Vonn announced that she will unfortunately be skipping the Alpine Ski World Cup In Soelden, Austria.

She said she is missing the season-opening race as she is still not fully recovered from a nasty knee injury she suffered last February at the World Championships in Schladming.

Even though Vonn has been training on the slopes of Soelden for a week she decided on Wednesday not to race, she said:

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.

Lindsay Vonn said she is excited to return to the slopes in Beaver Creek on November 29. She posted the following on her Facebook page in the last few hours:

My training camp in Soelden went very well and I made great progress, but I feel that I need more training before I start racing again…which means the Soelden race is not in the cards this year. Patience is not my strong suit so not racing is very hard for me but it will only make me more excited for the next one. I will go home to Vail and continue my preparation for the Beacer Creek races and my ultimate goal in February! Thanks for the support everyone. xo Lindsey

Despite the fact that Vonn was at her best during training in Austria her main goal is to be on full form for the Sochi Olympics in February 2014. As such, Vonn is playing it safe, not wanting to risk another injury or any aggravation to her knee.

”By the end of the camp she was skiing super-G and GS like nothing really happened,” Alex Hoedimoser told the AP.

Lindsay Vonn and her team have big hopes for the Sochi Olympics. It is very much hoped that her previous knee injury, which was serious by any standards, won’t hinder her performance there.

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