Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn released a statement on her Facebook page Tuesday morning, saying she will not be competing in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Vonn injured her already surgically repaired ACL while skiing at a December competition.
Here is her statement:
“I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi. I did everything I possibly could to somehow get strong enough to overcome having no ACL but the reality has sunk in that my knee is just too unstable to compete at this level. I’m having surgery soon so that I can be ready for the World Championships at home in Vail next February. On a positive note, this means there will be an additional spot so that one of my teammates can go for gold. Thank you all so much for all of the love and support. I will be cheering for all of the Olympians and especially team USA!
Original source: http://deadspin.com/lindsey-vonn-will-not-compete-in-the-winter-olympics-1496216280