US skier Lindsey Vonn will be travelling back to the USA early next week for surgery after being Airlifted to Hospital on Tuesday.
Vonn tore both her ACL and MCL and also suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture.
”She’ll be heading back to Vail (Colorado) and I will be doing surgery on her knee early next week,” team physician William Sterett said.
Lindsey is said to be holding good spirits, she made the following statement:
”I am grateful to my fans for the outpouring of support, which has really helped me stay positive. ‘I can assure you that I will work as hard as humanly possible to be ready to represent my country next year in Sochi.”
Typically an ACL tear alone will take about 8 months to recover from assuming there are no setbacks suffered. Generally speaking, an injury involving the tear of multiple ligaments typically takes anywhere from 8-12 months to recover.
Although it is possible Lindsey could be ready to go in twelve months time, it is difficult to say whether or not she will be ready in time to qualify for the games. A few weeks time can make a major difference when it comes to injuries such as this. I hate to be a negative Nancy, but a full recovery in time for Olympic level competition and readiness seems doubtful in my opinion.