(KTVI) – US World Cup skiier Lindsey Vonn announced on Facebook and Twitter Tuesday morning that she will not be going to Sochi to take part in the winter Olympics.
Her Facebook post says:
“I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!
See her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LindseyVonnUSA