Lindsey Vonn races 10 months after tearing knee - NBC Sports

Lindsey Vonn races 10 months after tearing knee
December 6, 2013, 5:00 pm

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) - Lindsey Vonn returned to racing in a World Cup downhill Friday, 10 months after major knee surgery and less than three weeks after partially re-tearing a ligament, and was thrilled to be back, no matter that her time was not among the top 25.

The reigning Olympic downhill gold medalist took an important step in preparation for the Sochi Games by competing for the first time since her high-speed crash at the world championships in February. She tore two ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in that leg.

A fall during practice on Nov. 19 in Colorado delayed her comeback.

The American finished in an unofficial time of 1 minute, 59.22 seconds Friday, putting her 26th out of the first 29 skiers on the course.  

© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.