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Lindsey Vonn is back, plans to ski over the weekend in Chile

By Leo Reyes     Aug 30, 2013 in Sports
Top ski racer Lindsey Vonn is back in snow six months after her terrifying fall during the 2013 World Championships in Schladming, Austria last February.
Vonn plans to play with the US Team to test her surgically reconstructed knee following a bad fall more than six months ago, causing torn ligaments and a broken bone.
Yahoo sports reported after the crash in February that "she slipped and then went head over heels, with her legs getting tangled up as she hit the ground."
According to USA Today sports, the the four-time World Cup champion plans to stay in Chile for about two weeks before returning to Colorado.
"Physically I'm 100% now," she said of her surgically-repaired right knee. "I've been in the gym far too long. I'm ready to be out in the fresh air," she told USA Today.
"I've been working so hard for so long to get back. I don't care what I do as long as I'm on snow. I just want to get back to my job," she said with a laugh.
Vonn's trainer, Martin Hager is a bit cautious about the top skier's first attempt on snow after months of intensive therapy.
"We'll just try to see how she feels on snow, how her knee is reacting. Not getting swelling will be the focus for the first two days – skiing without any pain," Hager said.
Famous golfer Tiger Woods, Vonn's new boyfriend, is expected to join her in Chile but nothing has been confirmed so far.
"We're trying to figure it out," Vonn said. "But he definitely wants to be there. ... He plays pretty much the entire year."
Despite speculations early this year that Woods and ex-wife Nordegreen have reconciled and reported to be considering remarriage, the famous celebrity golfer has been seen in the company of Vonn in past trips to Austria and Antigua.
Vonn, who is a gold medalist in the 2010 Winter Olympics and Sportswoman of the Year, has just ended her marriage to fellow ski racer Thomas Vonn with their divorce papers finalized last January 9.
The two top sports celebrities have been seen together more often after Vonn's reconstructive surgery.
Woods, who also had a reconstructive knee surgery, knows how to deal with the injury and his actions may have helped Vonn in her recovery.
Despite her injury, Vonn said she will be ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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