VIDEO: Vonn says she'll ski in 2018 Olympics


Lindsey Vonn is fresh off knee surgery, and when we say fresh off, we mean fresh off.

Speaking to Matt Lauer of the Today show:

"I've been through this once before, so I kind of know the drill unfortunately. It's been almost two weeks (since surgery) and it feels all right. It was a little less complicated than the first surgery, didn't have to work on the MCL, but unfortunately had to reconstruct the ACL again and also had significant meniscus damage. It was pretty major surgery, despite being better than last time, but I'm recovering well."

Vonn's never been one to lack confidence or determination, and she seems even more steadfast in her pursuit of getting back to the Olympics now, knowing she'll miss Sochi due to the reconstructive surgery on her knee.

"After making the decision not to compete in Sochi, I've actually committed myself to racing through to the next Olympics. I'm very motivated, I have a lot to accomplish still, and I'm going to take my time. I felt a little bit rushed last time, trying to be back and ready for Sochi, but I'm not going to probably ski until October. I'm going to be racing next year and the year after that and the year after that."

The St. Paul native is missing her chance to defend her downhill gold medal won at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, but at 29 years old, feels 2018 is still attainable.

Here's the full interview from the Today show this morning, one in which it was also announced that she'll be a correspondent for NBC during their Olympics coverage.

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