January 7th, 2014
12:32 PM ET

Lindsey Vonn out of Sochi Olympics

Lindsey Vonn's knee troubles apparently are too much to overcome in time for Sochi.

Vonn, the reigning Olympic and World Cup downhill skiing champ, will not compete in next month's Winter Olympics, according to a post Tuesday on her official Facebook page.

"I am devastated to announce that I will not be able to compete in Sochi," Vonn's post read.

The news comes 11 months after she hurt her right knee knee at the world championships. The four-time World Cup overall champion underwent reconstructive surgery but aggravated the problem in a crash during training in November.

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  1. MI Snowman

    I know this lady who had surgery on her knee, she never walked the same again. This could end her skiing all together.

    January 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Berdj Joseph Rassam

    That's too bad for Lindsey – she must be very disappointed in not making it to the Olympics.

    January 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |