Lindsey Vonn Knee Surgery a Success

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Lindsey Vonn is recuperating after surgery to repair a torn stabilizing ligaments in her knee and a fractured shin. Her doctor is hopeful for a full recovery.

Vonn was injured and airlifted out of the Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria, one week ago after a terrible crash into a gate.

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The surgery took place at the Vail Valley Surgery Center and was conducted by Dr. Bill Sterett, the head physician for the U.S. Women's Alpine Ski Team.

Sterett said Vonn, who left Austria on a private jet belonging to Tiger Woods, was resting comfortably after the surgery to repair a torn ACL/MCL.

She also suffered a lateral tibial plateau fracture.

"The overall success rate for ACL/MCL surgery is very good," Sterett said. "Modern surgical techniques combined with aggressive rehabilitation will help Lindsey."

He added that he is confident she will recover fully: "She will do everything in her power to return as quickly as possible to competitive skiing."

The competitive Vonn vowed after her accident to return to competitive skiing in November and to be ready for next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Meanwhile, Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods were linked before her crash, but the fact that he lent her his own plane to fly home in confirmed the rumors.

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