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Lindsey Vonn undergoes successful knee surgery

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American skier Lindsey Vonn underwent successful knee surgery one week after announcing she would not be participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Vonn announced the operation went well on her Facebook page.

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Vonn was nearing a return to competitive downhill racing after blowing out her knee in a violent crash in February of 2012, but she suffered multiple setbacks over the last two months that derailed her Olympic dream.

She partially tore one of her reconstructed ligaments during a training run in November, and endured another setback in December, which proved too much to come back from.

With an unstable knee, Vonn announced last week that she wouldn't be joining Team USA for the Olympics – an announcement she called "devastating."

Vonn recently adopted a puppy from an animal shelter. The puppy also has a bad knee.

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