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.
"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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