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Lindsey Vonn hopes to forgo surgery until after Olympics


Lindsey Vonn hopes to to put off a knee operation until after the Sochi Olympics even as she prepares to compete again, as soon as this coming weekend.

The Associated Press reported that the Burnsville native on Sunday took three aggressive runs through the super-G course in her race suit. Afterward, she said her surgically repaired knee felt "really good," but admitted that she needs another operation to fully repair it. She said she will put off the surgery so that she can compete in the Olympic games.

Vonn plans to travel to Lake Louise, Alberta, this week for training. If all goes well, she could race this weekend in the World Cup event there, her first competition since her high-speed accident at the world championships in Austria last February.

Vonn partially tore one of her reconstructed ligaments in her right knee during a crash two weeks ago while training. The Washington Post noted that she would have been the focus of the weekend's World Cup stop at Beaver Creek has she not been benched by the crash.

Last Monday, she posted a training photo on her Facebook page that let her fans and followers know that "...I'm working hard in therapy. Things are going well!" On Thanksgiving, Vonn posted a photo of herself taking a first run after the mishap.

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