Lindsey Vonn Leg Photo Reveals Post- Surgery Bruises From Skiing Injury [PHOTOS]
By Staff Writer | February 18, 2013 05:11 PM EST
Lindsey Vonn shared a photo update on Facebook not long after undergoing reconstructive knee surgery this past Sunday.
The Olympic skier shared, "My knee looks... um.. not very good..." along with a photo on revealing the extent of her injuries, after the horrific crash in Austria last Tuesday during the Alpine Ski World Championships.
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"Success! Surgery went very well yesterday and I'm recovering at home in [V]ail with my family," she wrote Monday. "I want to sincerely thank everyone for their well wishes these last few days. It's going to be a long and hard road back but I will be back!! Xoxo Lv @gopro #postsergurypic #idontlikehospitalpics"
Vonn tore her right ACL and MCL, as well as a broken bone in her lower leg and shared post-surgery photo this past Friday. Her post drew nearly 47,000 likes revealing a strong message of support as she recovers to work her way back to compete.
She also posted two other post-surgery photos, one surrounded by her family and another of her doing rehabilitation exercises with the caption "not letting obstacles stand in your way #givesyouwings." She added, "When you fall, get back up!!"
Dr. William Sterett, a physician for the U.S. ski team and performed Vonn's surgery confirmed that it 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."
Below is video of her crash at the World Championships in Austria.
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