Lindsey Vonn continues to update fans on her progress as she works hard to get back in shape for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next February.
On Sunday, the skiing champion shared an X-ray photo of her knee, recently repaired with surgery after her horrific fall while competing in the Alpine Ski World Championships on the slopes in Austria earlier this month. In the X-ray, a pin is clearly visible, having been placed to stabilize her knee.
“Check out the screw in my knee!! 2 week checkup went well, making progress! @gopro #screwyknee,” Vonn captioned the photo that she shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Since having surgery on her right leg, where she suffered a torn ACL and MCL in her knee, as well as a broken bone, the Olympian has not seemed to rest or falter.
Vonn shared a photo of herself doing rehabilitation exercises with a medicine ball just day after surgery, her leg still in a gigantic cast.
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With Red Bull as her sponsor, Vonn trained next to a bottle of the energy drink, and the photo caption reads “Not letting obstacles stand in your way #givesyouwings.” Von added, “When you fall, get back up!!”
Days later, she shared a photo of her leg out of its cast for the first time, which she captioned, “My knee looks...um...not very good.... #longskirtsthissummer #ugh.”
Doctors have giving Vonn a fairly good prognosis, with Dr. Bill Sterett, the physician for the U.S. Ski Team that performed her surgery, saying at the time that her surgery was a success.
“The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good. Modern surgical techniques combined with aggressive rehabilitation will help Lindsey make a full recovery,” Sterett said in a statement. “She will do everything in her power to return as quickly as possible to competitive skiing.”
Vonn has also spoken out about her accident, stating that the organizers of the Alpine Ski World Championships should have postponed the super-G race due to bad weather conditions.
"I do not think the jury made the right call," Vonn said in a conference call, according to the Associated Press. "It was definitely not safe to run with that fog."
The skier said loose snow also played a part in her crash, saying that as she landed on a patch of snow much softer than the rest, her right ski stopped abruptly, causing her leg to buckle and, after which she flipped over her ski tips.
"I feel like that loose snow was 100 percent the reason why I crashed," Vonn said.