Reigning Winter Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn said she is confident that she’ll able to ski at the Sochi Games next year, despite recent injury.
Vonn told a US Olympic telecaster that injuring a reconstructed ligament in her surgically repaired right knee during a training has not ended her hopes for a strong season and more Olympic awards.
“Unfortunately, it was really bad timing for me, but I’m still confident,” said Vonn. “I still feel like I have a lot left to achieve this season. I just have to kind of take it day by day right now, but I still have time before Sochi.”
The training accident forced her to skip the US races. She hopes to regain enough stability in her knee to compete next week in World Cup events in Canada.
When she suffered her latest accident, Vonn was wearing a knee brace following a crash in February at the World Championships.